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Bryant returns to Bucs' lineup; Sharper back for Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant is active for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints after sitting out the previous two weeks because of a sore left knee.

Running back Reggie Bush and defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis are inactive for the Saints with knee injuries. Cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Chris McAlister also are sitting out as New Orleans tries to remain unbeaten.

Bush didn't practice during the week because of swelling in his left knee. Ellis sprained his right knee against the Miami Dolphins last month.

Saints safety Darren Sharper returns to the lineup after missing last week's victory over the St. Louis Rams.

The rest of New Orleans' inactives are placekicker Garrett Hartley, wide receiver Lance Moore, cornerback Jabari Greer and linebacker Jonathan Casillas.

Tampa Bay's inactives are third quarterback Byron Leftwich, wide receivers Yamon Figurs and Brian Clark, cornerbacks Mike Mickens and Elbert Mack, guard Shawn Murphy, offensive tackle James Lee and defensive tackle Dre Moore.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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