Portis to play vs. Buccaneers
Portis had been listed as questionable and his status was considered a game-time decision for the second week in a row. He is nursing a bruised calf and has been hindered by bone spurs in both ankles.
Running back Derrick Ward was inactive for Tampa Bay with a knee injury after gaining only 2 yards on five rushes last week.
Center Jeff Faine (triceps) missed his third consecutive game for Tampa Bay.
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