Corey Lynch will start at free safety for injured Cody Grimm.
The Bucs have maintained all week they likely would rotate Lynch and Larry Asante as they attempt to replace Grimm, who was placed on injured reserve last week with a knee injury. But Lynch gets the first crack to prove he should remain in the game.
Defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake said he'd stick with the hot hand if one player performed better than another.
Meanwhile, here are Bucs' inactive players for tonight:
Receiver Sammie Stroughter, running back Allen Bradford, cornerback Anthony Gaitor, tackle Derek Hardman, tackle James Lee, tight end Zack Pianalto, and defensive tackle Frank Okam.
Okam's role has been drastically reduced because of the rise of Brian Price, who continues to take on a bigger role and player more and more snaps.