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Dashon Goldson out for Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. -- Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson is inactive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.

Goldson had been limited by a knee injury. He's joined on the inactive list by fellow starters running back Doug Martin (shoulder) and guard Carl Nicks (staph infection).

Either Keith Tandy or Kelcie McCray is expected to start in Goldson's place.

Carolina's inactives include receivers Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt, cornerback Josh Thomas, running back Armond Smith, tight end Brandon Williams, and defensive tackles Dwan Edwards and Sione Fua.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.