The Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just over an hour away from kickoff of a game that should have been played 10 weeks ago. After the game was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, the teams finally will meet in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, with both teams looking to turn around a disappointing season thus far.
The Buccaneers will be without a few key players this week, including starting quarterback Jameis Winston and cornerback Vernon Hargreaves. Joining them on the inactive list for Tampa Bay are guard Caleb Benenock, defensive end William Gholston, center Joe Hawley, defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, and tight end Luke Stocker.
Miami, meanwhile, comes into the game a little more healthy, with their inactive list consisting of guard Isaac Asiata, wide receiver Leonte Carroo, quarterback David Fales, cornerback Jordan Lucas, cornerback Tory McTyer, running back De’Veon Smith, and tackle Zach Sterup.
The Dolphins were concerned about the status of wide receiver Kenny Stills, who injured his back during practice this week, but the veteran wide out will be available for the game. Also available will be linebacker Stephone Anthony, who had been inactive much of this season after Miami traded for him from the Saints back in September.