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Tanard Jackson in Bucs' starting lineup

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October

Tanard Jackson's insertion into the starting lineup at free safety headlines today's pregame lineup moves.

The Bucs will start Jackson, who is coming off a one-year suspension for substance-abuse violations, after just three days of practice. Jackson was reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday.

Also, as expected, running back LeGarrette Blount (knee) will miss today's game against the Saints. He'll be replaced by Earnest Graham in the starting lineup. The other key absence is that of defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (ankle), who won't play and will be replaced by Frank Okam.

Quincy Black returns to the starting lineup at strong-side linebacker after missing two of the past three games with an ankle injury.

The remaining Bucs inactives are: WE Sammie Stroughter, LB Zac Diles, OT James Lee and TE Luke Stocker.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:15pm]

    

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