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Bucs rookie TE Antony Auclair active against Dolphins

Undrafted rookie from Canada gets to dress for only second time this season, with veteran Luke Stocker inactive instead.
Bucs rookie Antony Auclair, shown in preseason, is active for just the second time this season today against the Dolphins. (CHARLIE KAIJO | TIMES)
Published Nov. 19, 2017

The Bucs' inactives for today's game at Miami are largely as expected, though rookie TE Antony Auclair is getting the nod as the third tight end, rather than veteran Luke Stocker.

Auclair, an undrafted rookie from Canada, played only one other time this season, playing on special teams and for a single offensive snap in the Bucs' loss to New England. Stocker has been the Bucs' third tight end all season, but has only three catches for 18 yards, including a touchdown late in Tampa Bay's lopsided loss to New Orleans.

Three of the Bucs' inactives are injury-related — QB Jameis Winston (shoulder), DE Will Gholston (neck) and CB Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring) are inactive, as are three other healthy scratches: OT Caleb Benenoch, OC Joe Hawley and DT Sealver Siliga.

Benenoch being inactive means the Bucs have second-year pro Leonard Wester instead as the top backup for both tackle spots for the second week in a row.

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