With Matt Cassel sidelined by a concussion, the Kansas City Chiefs will start Brady Quinn against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Quinn will be making his first NFL start since a Dec. 20, 2009 game against the Chiefs where he passed for 66 yards and was intercepted twice.
In addition to Cassel, other notable names who will be either at home or modeling Nike and New Era sideline apparel are Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer, Baltimore Ravens left guard Ramon Harewood and Cincinnati Bengals first round cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. The Cleveland Browns will be without defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin and linebacker Scott Fujita, while the Miami Dolphins have opted to not dress veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney, who they signed to replace Legedu Naanee.
Sunday will mark the 2012 debuts of a pair of safeties. Louis Delmas will add much-needed leadership and play-making ability to the back end of the Detroit Lions secondary, while the Chiefs will have Kendrick Lewis for the first time this season.
Here are the early game NFL inactive lists:
Oakland Raiders at Atlanta Falcons
Oakland: QB Terrelle Pryor, TE Richard Gordon, OT Khalif Barnes, OL Lucas Nix, DT Christo Bilukidi, DE Jack Crawford, CB Shawntae Spencer
Atlanta: QB Dominique Davis, RB Antone Smith, TE Michael Palmer, OT Lamar Holmes, DE Jonathan Massaquoi, DE Cliff Matthews, CB Terrence Johnson
Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens
Dallas: WR Cole Beasley, C/G Ryan Cook, DE Marcus Spears, LB Anthony Spencer, LB Orie Lemon, S Matt Johnson, P Brian Moorman
Baltimore: WR Deonte Thompson, OT Jah Reid, G Ramon Harewood, DE DeAngelo Tyson, DL Bryan Hall, LB Sergio Kindle, CB Asa Jackson
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
St. Louis Rams at Miami Dolphins
St. Louis: QB Austin Davis, RB Terrance Ganaway, WR Danny Amendola, OT Rodger Saffold, DT Matt Conrath, LB Mario Haggan, S Matt Daniels
Miami: QB Pat Devlin, RB Daniel Thomas, WR Rishard Matthews, WR Jabar Gaffney, TE Michael Egnew, OT Will Yeatman, CB Richard Marshall
Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets
Indianapolis: QB Chandler Harnish, RB Donald Brown, G Joe Reitz, DT Fili Moala, DT Martin Tevaseu, LB Robert Mathis, LB Pat Angerer
NY Jets: QB Greg McElroy, RB Jonathan Grimes, FB John Conner, WR Clyde Gates, NT Sione Po'uha, NT Kenrick Ellis, S Eric Smith
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit: QB Kellen Moore, RB Kevin Smith, OT Jason Fox, OT Corey Hilliard, DT Corey Williams, LB Tahir Whitehead, S Ricardo Silva
Philadelphia: QB Trent Edwards, RB Dion Lewis, WR Damaris Johnson, OT Nate Menkin, C/G Steve Vallos, DE Vinny Curry, LB Jamar Chaney
Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kansas City: QB Matt Cassel, RB Peyton Hillis, WR Devon Wylie, C/G Bryan Mattison, DE Glenn Dorsey, LB Bryan Kehl, S Tysyn Hartman
Tampa Bay: RB Michael Smith, WR Chris Owusu, TE Danny Noble, C/G Cody Wallace, DE Markus White, LB Najee Goode, CB Keith Tandy