Bucs inactives include Sammie Stroughter
The Bucs are filing onto the Superdome field for pre-game warmups here in New Orleans, and the lineups are beginning to take shape.
For the Bucs, receiver Sammie Stroughter is inactive because of a hamstring injury, meaning the Bucs will have to turn elsewhere to replace injured Arrelious Benn. The team hasn't announced who will step in. That probably won't become clear until the offense takes the field for the first time.
Earnest Graham (neck) is inactive, as expected, with Erik Lorig taking his place. At right tackle, James Lee steps back in as the starter after missing a couple weeks with an ankle sprain.
The Saints have some injury issues of their own today. Receiver Marques Coltson, running back Pierre Thomas and tight ends Jeremy Shockey and David Thomas are all out today.