No Barron, Watson for Bucs vs. Saints
NEW ORLEANS -- The Bucs will play today without two key defensive starters, as safety Mark Barron (hamstring) and linebacker Dekoda Watson (groin) are inactive for the game, with Keith Tandy and Adam Hayward stepping in as starters.
It's Tandy's fifth start of the season, having started three times in place of Dashon Goldson and last week for Barron. Hayward, the Bucs' special-teams captain, will have a busy day with only four linebackers active for Tampa Bay. Those four include Danny Lansanah, who is active and in position to collect his first NFL tackle since his rookie year in 2008.
Other inactives for the Bucs: guard Carl Nicks, who has been injured since October; fullback Lonnie Pryor, defensive linemen Scott Solomon and Matthew Masifilo.