The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense will be without two starters against the NFL’s fourth-ranked scoring offense on Monday night, as top corner Carlton Davis and first-round defensive lineman Calijah Kancey have both been ruled inactive for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Buccaneers and Eagles filed their inactive list on Monday at 5:45 p.m. ET, 90 minutes before the scheduled beginning of their Week Three prime-time game at Raymond James Stadium. For Sunday’s game, the Buccaneers promoted defense Deadrin Senat and linebacker J.J. Russell from the practice squad, giving them a 55-man roster. This required them to declare seven players inactive.
Davis will miss his second game in a row due to a toe ailment. Kancey is also missing for the second week in a row, this time owing to a calf injury acquired in training camp and then reinjured in the season opener. Davis is anticipated to be replaced by Zyon McCollum.
Three more Tampa Bay players were doubtful to play entering the weekend, but rookie guard Cody Mauch (back), defensive lineman Vita Vea (pectoral), and linebacker Devin White (groin) have all been cleared to play.
The inactive Eagles information will be posted soon.
CB Carlton Davis
LB SirVocea Dennis
TE Payne Durham
DL Calijah Kancey
DL Deadrin Senat
T Brandon Walton
OLB Markees Watts
Davis, Dennis, and Kancey are all injured.
M1️⃣K3️⃣ for 6️⃣
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 26, 2023
CB Mario Goodrich
QB Tanner McKee *
DT Moro Ojomo
TE Albert Okwuegbunam
RB Boston Scott
G/T Tyler Steen
WR Quez Watkins
* McKee is designated as the Eagles’ inactive third quarterback
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 26, 2023
Scott and Watkins are both injured.