Ayers (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Ayers has yet to practice since getting in a limited session back on Oct. 6 and hasn't played since exiting the Week 2 tilt versus the Cardinals with his injury. With fellow lineman Clinton McDonald (hamstring) not practicing and Gerald McCoy (calf) still limited, the Bucs could find themselves significantly short-handed again in Week 7 versus the Niners. Ayers' progress will be checked again following Thursday's session.
James (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Buccaneers on Wednesday, ESPN reports.
Following a three-year stint with the Bucs, the team decided to part ways with James due to a vague injury he can't seem to overcome. In the wake of his release, Tampa Bay promoted rookie Peyton Barber from the practice squad and plucked Jacquizz Rodgers off the free agent market.
Bell (concussion) reached an injury settlement with the Buccaneers on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Bell suffered a concussion in Week 4's preseason finale against the Redskins, leaving him on the sidelines for an extended amount of time. The team decided to part ways with wideout instead of holding him on IR for the year.
Ellerbe (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Ellerbe is still awaiting his season debut while he continues to recover from the quad injury. He wasn't able to practice at all this week, so it's difficult to pinpoint when exactly Ellerbe might be back.
The Saints released Brown (calf) with an injury settlement Thursday, removing him from injured reserve, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Brown joined the Saints in May, adding a veteran presence to a receiving corps lacking in experience. However, he failed his pre-training camp physical due to a strained calf, which will bring his brief tenure in New Orleans to a close. The severity of the injury will likely determine when he receives a chance with another organization.