Buccaneers inactives list for Week 14 vs. Falcons

  • Three key defensive starters are out
  • Chris Godwin is active and healthy
  • Tristan Wirfs is also playing

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It was a mixed bag of good and bad news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they packed up for a trip to Atlanta this weekend. The final injury report confirmed that a few key players would be healthy but it also revealed that a few others won't be part of the action.

Both Devin White and Jamel Dean were ruled out as early as Friday, as neither player was able to practice all week. It marks the second straight game that both players will be out, but there's at least some relief coming to the linebacker group.

Lavonte David and SirVocea Dennis are both active, as is K.J. Britt who was listed as quesitonable after leaving last Sunday's win over the Panthers. Britt needing to be taken back to the locker room on a cart left the Bucs so depleted at linebacker that Ryan Neal needed to step up in emergency duties to fill in.

Even without White, that won't be the case again this week. That doesn't mean the Bucs won't be without a key player on defense as they try to stop the Falcons offense.

Buccaneers inactives for Week 14 vs. Falcons

Here's the official list of inactives for Sunday's game in Atlanta:

  • Vita Vea, DL
  • Devin White, LB
  • Jamel Dean, CB
  • Keenan Issac
  • Brandon Walton, DL
  • Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB
  • John Wolford, QB

Losing Vea is by far the biggest blow, as he's going to be sorely missed as the Bucs try to stop Atlanta's run game. Bijan Robinson didn't factor into things much the first time around, but he's since turned things around and is primed for his first big game of the rivalry.

Even without Robinson in Week 7, the Falcons racked up 156 total rushing yards with Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson combing for over 100 yards. Vea played in that game, so the idea of not having him against Allgeier and a healthy Robinson is not a fun one to ponder.

There's good news on the offensive side of the ball, though. After dealing with a neck injury last week, Chris Godwin carried no injury designation into Sunday and neither did offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs.

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