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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Bucs ready for kickoff in Motown



They're getting ready for kickoff at Ford Field here in downtown Detroit, where you can apparently sit wherever you'd like in this near-empty stadium.The game is blacked out locally because, well, it's not even close to a sellout.

Anyway, as we told you in the previous post, RB Cadillac Williams appears set to make his 2008 debut after missing the past 14 months with a knee injury. He was placed on the active roster two weeks ago but was inactive against Minnesota last week.

Elsewhere, TE Alex Smith didn't make the trip because of an ankle injury, pushing John Gilmore into a starting role. But expect to see a whole lot of Jerramy Stevens, even though Gilmore is technically starting. At WR, Dexter Jackson is inactive -- again -- and I'm beginning to wonder when and if we'll see him again.

For the Lions, injured DE Dewayne White, an ex-Buc won't play today because of a calf injury. Ditto for WR Mike Furrey (concussion). In the secondary, S Dwight Smith (foot) won't start and will give way to Kalvin Pearson in a swap of ex-Bucs.

I'll be here all day ready to address your questions or just to chat. See you in the comments section.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:17pm]


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