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Inactives for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints: Mark Barron inactive again

Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron (23) against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers inactive list for their final game of the season against the New Orleans Saints is highlighted by the absence of starting safety Mark Barron.

Barron was limited in practice all week with a hamstring injury and despite taking part in walkthroughs earlier this week, he has been deemed unfit to play. Barron also missed last weeks game against the St. Louis Rams, and despite murmurs he may play this week, he will have to sit out the season finale. Keith Tandy will take Barron’s spot in the starting lineup.

Joining Barron on the sidelines is Dekoda Watson, who has been unable to overcome his groin injury. He will be replace by special teams captain Adam Hayward.

Also of note is the absence of Ka’Lial Glaud. With Glaud out, the Bucs linebackers corps is going to be very thin today against the prominent Saints offense. With that in mind, Danny Lansanah is the only backup linebacker available today.

The Saints inactives are as follows according to ESPN’s Mike Triplett:

The Saints are at full force for today’s game in which they can clinch the NFC South title, if results in other games go their way. The Bucs, as has been the case for weeks now, are playing for nothing more than draft positioning.

Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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