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There weren't any real surprises when the Bengals announced their inactive list. And like the Bengals, the Buccaneers are missing a handful of starters.

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The Cincinnati Bengals didn't announce any surprises after releasing their inactives list prior to Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss his fifth-straight game after a procedure that was designed to clean out his knee has led to a slow recovery. Including the concussions from earlier this season, Burfict will have missed seven games this season. As for the rest of the team, defensive end Margus Hunt is out with an ankle.

Both players were already declared out on Friday.

Cincinnati is also sitting two offensive linemen in the recently signed Jamon Meredith and Tanner Hawkinson. If Marshall Newhouse, starting at right tackle, suffers an injury, expect Clint Boling to replace him with Mike Pollak stepping in for Boling at left guard. Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher is active this weekend while Greg Little sits with running back Rex Burkhead and cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris.

As for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, starting linebacker Lavonte David is out. David entered this weekend as the only NFL player with 250-plus tackles (260), five-plus sacks (7) and five-plus interceptions (5) since 2013. Joining David is defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, as well as starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith.

BENGALS BUCCANEERS
DE Margus Hunt LB Lavonte David
LB Vontaze Burfict TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
WR Greg Little TE Brandon Myers
RB Rex Burkhead TE Luke Stocker
CB Chris Lewis-Harris OL Evan Dietrich-Smith
OL Jamon Meredith DT Clint McDonald
OL Tanner Hawkinson CB Crezdon Butler

OFFICIAL PRACTICE AND STATUS REPORT

BENGALS WED THUR FRI STATUS
LB Vontaze Burfict Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
DE Margus Hunt Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
LB Nico Johnson NIR DNP DNP -- Questionable
S George Iloka Groin LP LP FP Probable
DE Robert Geathers Toe DNP LP FP Probable
OG Mike Pollak Knee DNP FP FP Probable
WR Mohamed Sanu NIR - Illness DNP FP -- Probable
WR Greg Little NIR -- DNP FP Probable






BUCCANEERS WED THUR FRI STATUS
DE Da'Quan Bowers Knee LP LP FP Probable
LB Lavonte David Hamstring DNP DNP LP Questionable
C Evan Dietrich-Smith Illness DNP DNP DNP Questionable
DT Clinton McDonald Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable
TE Brandon Myers Calf DNP DNP DNP Questionable
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Back LP LP LP Questionable
RB Charles Sims Ankle LP LP FP Probable
TE Luke Stocker Concussion DNP DNP DNP Questionable
S Major Wright Shoulder LP LP FP Questionable
S Dashon Goldson Illness -- -- DNP Probable

DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation

Game Status
Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play
(-) = Not Listed - No game status available