Titans RT Stewart, LB Ruud both out vs Buccaneers

The Tennessee Titans have deactivated right tackle David Stewart

against the Tampa Buccaneers due to a calf muscle along with middle

linebacker Barrett Ruud.

Stewart hurt his right calf in a 23-17 loss to Atlanta last

week, and he is missing only his second start since moving into the

lineup in 2006. He missed a start due to an injury in 2009.

Ruud is missing his second start this season after aggravating

an injured groin. Rookie Colin McCarthy will start in his spot.

The Bucs deactivated defensive end Michael Bennett, who had been

doubtful with an injured groin. Da’Quan Bowers is starting at left


The Titans also sat running back Jamie Harper and receiver

Donnie Avery.

The Bucs other inactives include receiver Michael Spurlock.