SEATTLE — While O.J. Howard will miss his second straight game today against the Seahawks, tight end Cameron Brate will be active.
Despite being listed as a full participant in practice this week, Brate was listed as questionable with a rib injury he sustained late in last week’s loss in Nashville.
Last week, Brate struggled with his opportunity to become the primary pass-catching tight end, making three catches on six targets for 32 yards in the Bucs' 27-23 loss to the Titans.
For the first time since Week 5, the Bucs will have the right side of their starting offensive line in place. Right guard Alex Cappa, who broke his arm on Oct. 6 against New Orleans, will return alongside right tackle Demar Dotson, who has dealt with a bevy of ailments.
Other than Howard, the Bucs’ inactive players are defensive back M.J. Stewart, center Nate Trewyn, offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins, defensive lineman Patrick O’Connor, wide receiver Amara Darboh and tight end Jordan Leggett.
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