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:
Bucs inactives: G Carl Nicks, CB Deveron Carr, FB/RB Lonnie Pryor, S Bradley McDougald, LB Danny Lansanah, G Patrick Omameh & DT Gary Gibson
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) December 15, 2013
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.
#49ers inactives: WR Patton LB Moody G Seymour DT Dial G Iupati WR Baldwin TE McDonald
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 15, 2013
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.