The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Carolina Panthers in a game that either wins them the division for the third straight year or opens the floodgates of off-season questions surrounding the future of the coaching staff and the team’s pending free agents.
Luckily, Baker Mayfield is able to go for the Bucs after suffering a rib injury last week against the Saints. He'll have one final chapter of his regular season redemption story as to whether or not he can still lead a team to the postseason.
Carlton Davis cleared concussion protocol and will play, although don't be surprised if snaps are limited to try and prevent a re-aggravation of the injury that would keep him out of a potential playoff game. Zyon McCollum has played extremely well this season in relief of Davis and Jamel Dean and will likely still get a lot of snaps.
K.J. Britt was downgraded to doubtful and will not go for the Bucs today but wide receiver Rakim Jarrett was activated off of injured reserve and is back with the team.
Here are the full inactives for the Bucs and Panthers ahead of their Week 18 matchup;
Inactives for Week 1️⃣8️⃣ pic.twitter.com/kvDWsmPeSS— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) January 7, 2024
Both CJ Henderson and Terrace Marshall are active and no longer healthy scratches for the #Panthers.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) January 7, 2024
Jaycee Horn (toe) is also active.
⁰K Eddy Piñeiro⁰CB Shaquill Griffin⁰T Ricky Lee⁰G Cade Mays⁰G Ilm Manning⁰WR Mike Strachan⁰OLB Marquis Haynes
The Buccaneers and Panthers face off at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX with Kenny Albert and Jonathan Vilma on the call.