Brooks to start vs Falcons
The streak lives for another day.
Linebacker Derrick Brooks, who did not practice this week due to a hamstring strain he suffered against the Saints, will start today against the Atlanta Falcons.
Brooks has never missed a game in his pro career and will extend his streak to 194 consecutive games started -- the longest of any active defensive player in the NFL.
Brooks warmed up before the game and pronounced himself well enough to play.
In another matter, Jeff Garcia will be the inactive third quarterback for the Bucs today. Brian Griese will start and Luke McCown will be No. 2.
Receiver Michael Clayton, who was inactive against the Saints, will be available today. Maurice Stovall, who has a neck strain, is inactive. For the second straight game, running back Michael Bennett is inactive.