McCoy out for Bucs, but ASJ, Marpet, Dotson return
The Bucs will face the Falcons today without Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who is inactive with a hand injury, but they will get three key offensive players back in the starting lineup after extended absences.
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, out nine games with a shoulder injury, will be back against the Falcons, as will rookie guard Ali Marpet, who has missed the last three games with an ankle injury. The Bucs are making a change at right tackle, as Demar Dotson, who has been limited to special-teams play since missing eight games with a knee injury, steps in at right tackle, with Gosder Cherilus, who has taken every snap at right tackle this season, inactive after being limited by a knee injury this week.
Also inactive for the Bucs are three defensive players out with injuries -- DE Jacquies Smith (hamstring), DE George Johnson (calf) and LB Bruce Carter (concussion). TE Brandon Myers is inactive with Seferian-Jenkins playing again, and No. 3 QB Ryan Griffin is inactive as well.