Alex Smith, others inactive on Sunday
Several injured Bucs did not make the trip here to Detroit this afternoon.
Tight end Alex Smith, defensive end Patrick Chukwurah, cornerback Brian Kelly and running back Michael Pittman remained in Tampa and will be inactive Sunday.
The Bucs promoted tight end Keith Heinrich to the active roster from the practice squad and released tackle Dennis Roland. Expect Anthony Becht to start at tight end with Jerramy Stevens seeing extensive action, too.