As expected, Buccaneers defensive linemen Gerald McCoy and Robert Ayers are inactive for Monday night’s game at Carolina.
Both had been listed as doubtful. The Bucs are also without starting running back Doug Martin, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, tight end Luke Stocker and veteran wide receiver Cecil Shorts due to injuries. Rookie defensive end Noah Spence will play after being listed as questionable.
Earlier Monday, the Bucs promoted running back Russell Hansbrough and placed running back Charles Sims on injured reserve.
Derek Anderson starts at quarterback for the Panthers with Cam Newton out due to a concussion. Veteran running back Jonathan Stewart and offensive tackle Michael Oher are again out due to injury.
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, defensive end Charles Johnson and fullback Mike Tolbert are all active after being listed as questionable.