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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Lee, Stroughter inactive for Buccaneers

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

There aren’t any major surprises on the inactive list for the Buccaneers for Sunday’s game with the Seahawks. But two players of some significance who spent most of the week not practicing because of injuries will not play.

Offensive tackle James Lee and wide receiver/return man Sammie Stroughter are the two biggest names on the list. With Lee out, Jeremy Trueblood is expected to start at right tackle. Stroughter plays a backup role as a receiver, although he is prominent on special teams. His absence could create more playing time for receiver Maurice Stovall.

Also inactive are safety Dominique Harris, running back Kregg Lumpkin, cornerback D.J. Johnson, defensive end George Johnson and tight end Nate Overbay. Rudy Carpenter has been designated as the third quarterback.