Ayers (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3, Roy Cummings of WFLA News Channel 8 reports.
Ayers exited Week 2's action with an ankle injury and did not return. It's unclear how long he may be out, but Noah Spence projects to slide in as the starting defensive end in his place.
Ayers left the Bucs' tilt against the Cardinals on Sunday and was witnessed donning a boot on his left foot after the game. He frequently has been tending to ankle woes lately and may have suffered a setback. However, it's unclear if the injury will force him to miss any time.
Ayers declined to take questions following the game, but the boot hints that his injury is either a foot or an ankle. Ayers was limited in practice all of last week with ankle problems, so he may have tweaked his left one during Sunday's game. More details regarding his status will be known once practice starts up for the week. Noah Spence should gain additional snaps if Ayers is to miss any time.
Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, Ayers had recorded two tackles. His status is thus worth monitoring as next Sunday's game against the Rams approaches.
Ayers went down Thursday with an ankle injury and remained limited in practice on Friday. His status will be confirmed prior to kickoff, but in the event Ayers doesn't play, Noah Spence projects to slide into the starting lineup.
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