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McCoy, Rodgers active for Bucs against Chargers

Gerald McCoy is active despite the foot injury that limited him in practice.

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

Gerald McCoy is active despite the foot injury that limited him in practice.

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December

Greetings from San Diego -- no real surprises as the Bucs roll out their inactives for today's game against the Chargers, with Gerald McCoy active despite the foot injury that limited him in practice and Jacquizz Rodgers back active after missing four games with a sprained foot.

The Bucs as expected will play without starting safety Chris Conte, who's out with a chest injury, so Keith Tandy will get his first start of the season, with newly signed Major Wright dressed and expected to be a top backup.

The rest of the Bucs' inactives are healthy scratches -- backup offensive linemen Josh Allen and Leonard Wester, defensive linemen John Hughes and DaVonte Lambert and third quarterback Ryan Griffin.

The Bucs got help from the early games -- the Falcons lost to the Chiefs, so a Bucs win would move them into a tie for the NFC South lead, and losses by the Saints and Eagles will help the Bucs in the wild-card hunt.

[Last modified: Sunday, December 4, 2016 4:52pm]

    

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