Tampa Bay Bucs injury update -- Clayton among eight sitting out Thursday
Wide receiver Michael Clayton won't play Thursday night against the Dolphins, giving the hamstring strain he aggravated last Saturday in Jacksonville more time to heal.
"It's too early," he said. "We're just going to be cautious about it. I never had a hamstring (injury) before. I felt it a little bit in the game so we just kind of backed off a little bit. We're just trying to make sure we don't have any problems during the season."
Coach Raheem Morris also plans to rest running back Kareem Huggins (knee), kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring), wide receiver Antonio Bryant (knee), wide receiver Dexter Jackson (ankle), safety Donte Nicholson (quad), tight end John Gilmore (calf) and safety Will Allen (shoulder). Morris added that WR Bryant is progressing well after surgery several weeks ago to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
"He's doing really well," he said. "I saw him walking around here today." Morris added that there could be several game-day decisions Thursday, such as cornerback Elbert Mack (ankle).
-- Dave Scheiber, Times Staff Writer