The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already better off now than they were last year when they traveled to California for Tom Brady’s homecoming against the San Francisco 49ers. In that game, the Bucs were without Tristan Wirfs, Shaquil Barrett, Mike Edwards, Antoine Winfield Jr., Sean Murphy-Bunting, lost Vita Vea four plays in, then lost Jamel Dean later in the game.
This time around, the only starter that will be missing due to injury is safety Ryan Neal, who is wearing a cast to protect his injured thumb - and the way his season has gone, some Bucs fans might see that as addition by subtraction.
As a result, the Bucs elevated practice squad safety Richard LeCounte to provide some depth behind Winfield Jr. and Dee Delaney.
For the 49ers, they ruled out starting guard Aaron Banks as well as his backup Nick Zakelj, which is going to put some stress on the interior protection against the likes of Vita Vea and Calijah Kancey.
Here are the full lists of gameday inactives for the Bucs and 49ers in their Week 11 matchup;
Buccaneers' Week 11 Inactives:— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) November 19, 2023
G Matt Feiler
OLB Cam Gill
S Ryan Neal
RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn
TE David Wells
QB John Wolfordhttps://t.co/bb6k3GaHFm
#49ers inactives:— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) November 19, 2023
QB Brandon Allen (third QB)
G Aaron Banks (toe)
RB Tyrion Davis-Price
LB Jalen Graham
DT Kalia Davis
TE Brayden Willis
The Buccaneers and 49ers kick off at Levi Stadium Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on FOX. Joe Davis and Daryl Johnston will be on the call.