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Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White out Sunday against Giants

Rookie inside linebacker didn’t practice all week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) takes the field for warm ups before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on September 8, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published Sep. 20
Updated Sep. 20

TAMPA — Bucs rookie inside linebacker Devin White will miss Sunday’s game against the New York Giants with a left knee injury.

Following Friday's final practice of the week, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said White, outside linebacker Devonte Bond (hamstring), cornerback Jamel Dean (ankle) and quarterback Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) are out for Sunday's 4:25 p.m. contest at Raymond James Stadium.

After exiting the Sept. 12 game at Carolina early, White was diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL sprain. And while it appeared likely then that White would miss some time, Arians’ left the possibility open for White to play Sunday.

But White wasn’t seen at the practice until Friday, when he was wearing a large brace on his left knee as he was again a spectator for Friday’s brief practice session.

Veteran inside linebacker Kevin Minter, who played all 69 defensive plays last week, will start Sunday in White’s place.

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White made his regular season debut in Week 1 despite having tonsillitis.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman, who was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday and Thursday with a quad injury, will be a game-time decision, Arians said.

Contact Eduardo A. Encina at eencina@tampabay.com. Follow @EddieInTheYard.

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