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Buccaneers to activate two key defenders off reserve/COVID-19 list against the Saints

by Mike Spector | Saints Correspondent |
Mon, Jan 11th 5:05pm EST

Per Adam Schefter on Twitter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated defensive tackle Steve McLendon and linebacker Devin White from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both are expected to play on Sunday in the team's Divisional Round game against the New Orleans Saints. (Adam Schefter)

Betting Impact:

While the Saints remained as three-point favorites against the Buccaneers, the over/under ticked down from 51.5 to 51. The line movement could be the result of the activation of McLendon and White with White in particular being an integral part of the Tampa Bay defense. White led the team in the regular season with 140 tackles and was second on the team with 9.5 sacks. McLendon appeared in nine games but totaled just 17 tackles including two tackles for loss. White will help a Buccaneers defense that allowed 375 yards and 23 points to a Washington team that had Taylor Heinicke making his first career start at quarterback.

Game: TB at NO Sun Jan 17th, 6:40pm ET | Categories: Transactions