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Once-plentiful TEs fall prey to injuries

One of the Bucs' deepest positions is being thinned by injuries.

Tight end Jackie Harris and rookie Patrick Hape could miss Sunday's game at Indianapolis.

Harris suffered a groin injury in the first half of the Bucs' 10-6 loss to Minnesota last Sunday and has not practiced this week. Hape has a pulled rib cage and did not practice Friday. Both will be game-time decisions.

"It is a little more of a concern today with Patrick not being 100 percent," coach Tony Dungy said.

The injuries to Harris and Hape likely will force the Bucs to activate John Davis for the first time in a regular-season game since joining the Bucs last January.

Dave Moore, who caught a 28-yard pass from Trent Dilfer to set up the Bucs' only touchdown last week, will start.

Linebacker Derrick Brooks (quadriceps) was held out of practice again Friday but is expected to play.

FIERCE WEATHER: The Bucs started their Friday workout about 10 minutes early because of the weather and finished in a steady rain. It was at least the third time rain canceled a Friday workout or chased the Bucs indoors.

"We were able to get out and practice and do the things we wanted to do," Dungy said.

_ RICK STROUD

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