McDonald (hamstring) will not play against the 49ers on Sunday.
McDonald was able to return to practice after sitting out on Wednesday, but will be held out due to the lingering nature of hamstring injuries. However, he appears to have an optimistic chance of returning next week. Akeem Spence will get the start on Sunday as his replacement.
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.
Gabriel (concussion) is expected to be able to return for Week 8's game against the Packers, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.
Gabriel hasn't practiced this week due to his concussion, which will certainly see him miss Sunday's game against the Chargers. However, coach Dan Quinn anticipates Gabriel's absence to be relatively short-lived, as he should be back available next weekend. While Gabriel's progress through the league protocol will ultimately determine whether that timetable is realized, Justin Hardy and Aldrick Robinson should split his vacated snaps in the meantime.