Askew, Chukwurah among inactives

The inactives for Sunday's game against San Francisco have been released and among them are Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB B.J. Askew and DE Patrick Chukwurah.

With FB B.J. Askew and DE Patrick Chukwurah already left behind in Tampa due to injury, the rest of the inactives for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were pretty easy to settle.

QB Bruce Gradkowski (third quarterback), RB Kenneth Darby, LB Ryan Nece, G Dan Buenning, TE Keith Heinrich and DT Greg Peterson are inactive for Sunday's game in San Francisco.

Askew's absence means that rookie Byron Storer will make his second straight start. The game is a homecoming of sorts for Storer, who went to California.

Meanwhile the Bucs didn't catch a break in the 49ers inactives, as RB Frank Gore and WR Arnaz Battle, as expected, overcame minor injuries to be available for the game.

San Francisco's inactives are QB Trent Dilfer, WR LeRon McCoy, DB Marcus Hudson, RB Michael Robinson, CB Shawntae Spencer, DT Damane Duckett, DT Atiyyah Ellison and WR Bryan Gilmore.

Want the inside scoop on the Buccaneers, from locker room updates to insider information on free agency and the NFL Draft? Click here to subscribe.

Listen to's Matthew Postins every Tuesday with former Buccaneers linebacker Scot Brantley on WHBO 1470 ESPN Radio in Tampa and Clearwater from 3-6 p.m. If you miss the show, check out's exclusive team media center for Postins' archived appearances.

Matthew Postins covers the Buccaneers for and the Charlotte (Fla.) Sun-Herald. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, and his coverage of the Buccaneers has won numerous state and national awards.

Bucs Blitz Top Stories