CLEVELAND -- The much-anticipated NFL debut of rookie running back Charles Sims is likely to come Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have activated Sims to their 53-man roster. Sims, who suffered an ankle injury in the preseason, had been on injured reserve with a designation to return.
The Bucs also made a couple other roster moves. They promoted defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and wide receiver Marcus Thigpen to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Thigpen is likely to handle return duties. Trindon Holliday had held that role, but Holliday suffered a hamstring injury and was released.