Bucs WR Vincent Jackson to miss second consecutive game

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson will miss his second consecutive game Sunday because of a knee injury.

The Bucs ruled out Jackson for their Week 9 matchup against the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium after he didn't participate in practices Wednesday through Friday. His absence in a victory over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday snapped a streak of 74 consecutive games played.

Meanwhile, the Bucs listed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins as questionable with a shoulder injury. He was a full participant in practice Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday.

"He's making progress," Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith said of Seferian-Jenkins, who has missed the past five games. "But the first day he was out, he told you he was 100 percent ready to go. You always want a player thinking that way. When a guy is ready to go and he can protect himself, we'll get him on the football field. We'll see how it is with him."

Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston was disciplined on his passes without both Jackson and Seferian-Jenkins against the Falcons. He completed 16 of 29 passes for 177 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end Cameron Brate led the Bucs in receiving with 48 yards each.

"Austin has been injured a few games while he has been here," Smith said. "But it's always about the next guy stepping up."

Smith was noncommittal when asked if right tackle Demar Dotson will be activated from the injured reserve/designated to return list.

"We knew when he would be eligible to start practicing, to come back," Smith said of Dotson, who has worked his way back from a sprained knee. "There haven't been any setbacks or anything like that. Demar Dotson is a good football player. In time, he'll get back out there. Exactly when that is, we still don't know. But I think it is easier for a lineman to come back more so than some of the skill guys."

In other injury news, defensive end Jacquies Smith will be out after suffering a left ankle injury against Atlanta. Safety Major Wright (hamstring) also will miss Sunday's game.

Safety D.J. Swearinger (toe), defensive end William Gholston (knee) and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (groin) are questionable. Left guard Logan Mankins (not injury related) and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (shoulder) are probable.