Graham's active, Cadillac's not

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

TAMPA, Fla. -- Apparently, Earnest Graham will start at running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Graham has been bothered by a knee injury and there was uncertainty if he'd be able to play against the Minnesota Vikings today. But Graham wasn't placed on the inactive list. Cadillac Williams, who was just added to the regular roster, will be inactive as the Bucs bring him a long slowly.

If Graham's number of carries are limited, Warrick Dunn and Clifton Smith could get more playing time.

Also, Tampa Bay's offense is taking a hit with tight end Alex Smith (ankle) on the inactive list. John Gilmore, a blocking specialist, will start in Smith's place. Look for Jerramy Stevens to replace Gilmore in passing situations.