McCoy, Martin, Sims among nine Bucs not practicing
The Bucs had an extra practice Tuesday morning with a longer week in advance of Monday night's game at Carolina, but nine Bucs players were held out of Tuesday's workout with injuries.
Adding to injury list is RB Charles Sims, who was not at practice initially but was a spectator at the end of the workout. Sims took a hit to his right knee on an Aqib Talib tackle in the first quarter and limped off the field, though he was able to return and play the rest of the game.
DT Gerald McCoy, who left Sunday's game with a calf injury, was not initially at practice, nor was RB Doug Martin (hamstring), TE Luke Stocker (ankle), TE Brandon Myers (hip) or WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring). DE Robert Ayers, who has missed two games with an ankle injury, was a spectator at practice and no boot or wrap on his injured foot; DE Noah Spence, who left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, was in attendance and was moving his right arm freely. S Keith Tandy was held out of practice with an unspecified injury.
The Bucs aren't likely to address any of the injuries publicly until Thursday, when their first injury report will be released.
The Bucs had only two running backs working at Tuesday's practice in backup Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Peyton Barber. Toward that end, the Bucs are re-signing undrafted rookie Russell Hansbrough (Missouri), who was with the team in the offseason and in training camp, to the practice squad.