Bucs inactives: Bullough to start for David; Nassib, Johnson filling starting spots for Curry, Evans

Buccaneers linebacker Riley Bullough (49) high fives outside linebacker Kwon Alexander (58) after breaking up a pass during a drill at Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp on August 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Buccaneers linebacker Riley Bullough (49) high fives outside linebacker Kwon Alexander (58) after breaking up a pass during a drill at Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp on August 13, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Published November 18
Updated November 19

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Bucs released their inactive list for the today's road game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

As expected, the Bucs defense will be without three starters: outside linebacker Lavonte David (knee), safety Justin Evans (toe) and defensive end Vinny Curry (ankle).

Linebacker Riley Bullough is expected to start for outside linebacker David, who is out with an MCL sprain. Carl Nassib will fill Curry's spot, and Isaiah Johnson will take Evans' starting place.

Bullough, who rejoined the team three weeks ago, has seen just four snaps on defense, all of them coming the past two weeks.

Cornerback M.J. Stewart misses his third straight game with a foot injury.
Third quarterback Ryan Griffin and rookie lineman Alex Cappa are the team's only healthy inactives.

Cappa has yet to dress this season, but coach Dirk Koetter said his time is coming soon. The Bus lost lineman Evan Smith, who is currently on IR, to a serious hip injury.

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