Inactives for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers: Who’s In and Who’s Out?

Dec 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) intercepts the ball over Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered Sunday with a nearly perfect injury list, with only Carl Nicks listed as worse than “probable” to play against the San Francisco 49ers.

That meant the Buccaneers could hand-pick their inactives, rather than being forced to pick certain injured players. Here are the inactives they decided on:

It’s a bit discouraging to see Deveron Carr on the list yet again, as it would be nice to see him get some work over the final few weeks of the season. And Gary Gibson’s absence means Derek Landri will be the primary backup at defensive tackle.

For the 49ers, the injury situation isn’t as encouraging, as they’ll miss multiple players on Sunday due to ailments.

 

The biggest loss is Mike Iupati, who tried to practice enough to go on Sunday but was limited all week. They’ll also miss rookie tight end Vance McDonald, who is a good compliment to Vernon Davis.

But Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham are both active, and will line up with Anquan Boldin to form a formidable trio of receivers.

Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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