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Bucs will go without DE Johnson, S Tandy, likely ASJ



The Bucs will play Sunday in Indianapolis with only two players ruled out due to injuries -- defensive end George Johnson will miss a second straight game with his calf injury, while safety Keith Tandy remains sidelined with a concussion.

Coach Lovie Smith said tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has still not been cleared for contact, which suggests he will miss a ninth straight game with his shoulder injury, suffered in Week 2. Both of the team's options at right guard -- rookie Ali Marpet, who started the first eight games, and veteran Evan Smith, who has played the last two -- are limited by injuries, but Smith wouldn't say which player is more likely to start.

"We're in good shape," the coach said. "We have (only) a couple of guys out. This time of year, that's a good thing."

[Last modified: Friday, November 27, 2015 1:29pm]


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