is reporting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are practicing at One Buccaneer Place without several key players today.

The Bucs are without center Jeff Faine (triceps) and wide receivers Antonio Bryant (knee) and Maurice Stovall (knee). Bryant was limited in practice Wednesday, but is being held out of Thursday's workout.

Faine, who is expected to miss a few more weeks of action, has already been ruled out of Sunday's game. Sean Mahan likely will replace him again.

Bucs defensive tackle Roy Miller (ankle) was held out of practice again today, but was on the field working with team trainers.

In addition to practicing again without Earnest Graham (hamstring) and RB Clifton Smith (quad), RB Cadillac Williams was also held out of Thursday's workout for unknown reasons.

Cornerback Elbert Mack (shoulder) and linebacker Matt McCoy (back) had full participation for the second straight day. will have more on this story, including comments from head coach Raheem Morris, shortly after Tampa Bay's practice concludes on Thursday.

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