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Tackles Smith, Dotson and DE Ayers all active for Bucs

After injury concerns this week, tackles Donovan Smith and Demar Dotson and defensive end Robert Ayers are all active for Bucs against Jets today.
Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith is active for today's game against the Jets after leaving last week's game with a knee injury. (LOREN ELLIOTT | TIMES)

After a week with both starting offensive tackles and both starting defensive ends held out of practice until Friday, the Bucs have dodged the injury bug relatively well for today's home game against the Jets.

Tackles Donovan Smith and Demar Dotson are both active, as is defensive end Robert Ayers. That's not to say the Bucs are completely healthy, with QB Jameis Winston (shoulder), DE Will Gholston (neck) and CB Robert McClain (hamstring) all inactive due to injuries.

The Bucs have four healthy scratches — OT Caleb Benenoch, OC Joe Hawley, TE Antony Auclair and DT Sealver Siliga are all inactive. Benenoch not dressing means Leonard Wester is active for just the second time this season.

The Jets are without RB Matt Forte, who was ruled out, but otherwise weren't hit hard by injuries this week.