Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) attempts to tackles Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-20. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Inactives: Dashon Goldson Out for Tampa Bay


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have the services of Keith Tandy (concussion) and Mike Williams (hamstring) against the Carolina Panthers, but they will be without one key member of their secondary.

Goldson’s absence hurts against a team with a talented quarterback and a big play receiver. Can the Bucs can cope with the Carolina passing attack with Tandy and Kelcie McCray at safety?

It’s going to be a long night if those two can’t help Mark Barron and keep deep plays in front of them.

As well, the expected members of the offense are out. Jeff Demps, Doug Martin, and Carl Nicks will all sit out. But one slightly unexpected absence on offense is Chris Owusu, meaning Tiquan Underwood and Eric Page will have a bigger task tonight for the Tampa Bay offense.

And for the Panthers? Nothing stands out for this relatively healthy team.

The Panthers will not have running back Jonathan Stewart, who remains on the PUP list as he recovers from an ankle injury. But other than that, they will have Steve Smith and Greg Olsen active despite their presence on the injury report this week.

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