All-Pro right tackle Tristan Wirfs inactive for Bucs today

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TAMPA — The Bucs will face the Rams without All-Pro right tackle Tristan Wirfs, among seven players deemed inactive for today’s 3 p.m. NFC division playoff game.

Also not suiting up: injured receivers Breshad Perriman (abdominal muscle) and Cyril Grayson (hamstring), injured tailback Ronald Jones (ankle), reserve cornerback Pierre Desir and backup quarterbacks Kyle Trask and Ryan Griffin.

Wirfs and center Ryan Jensen both suffered sprained ankles in last week’s 31-15 victory against the Eagles. Jensen is active today and is expected to start. Wirfs, who tried practicing on his injured right ankle Friday, was considered the bigger question mark of the two.

Today’s game will be the first missed start of his two-year career. He hadn’t missed a snap (regular-season or postseason) until exiting last week.

Seventh-year veteran Josh Wells, a fixture in the Bucs’ jumbo packages, is expected to start in Wirfs’ place. Wells, however, is dealing with a quad injury suffered against the Eagles.

The absence of Perriman and Grayson mean veteran John Brown, signed to the practice squad less than two weeks ago, makes his Bucs debut today. Also look for the return of tailback Leonard Fournette, activated from injured reserve Saturday after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury.

Contact Joey Knight at jknight@tampabay.com. Follow @TBTimes_Bulls

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