With a few days of training camp under their belt, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff will begin to assess their roster. Soon, 90 men will be cut down to just 53.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play their first preseason game against the Miami Dolphins in less than two weeks. Coaches have gotten early looks at their roster before the in-game action begins.
At this point, position battles have just begun and plenty of time remains before a winner will emerge. However, trends are beginning to show as the first and second units take the field. Some standouts have already surfaced and may be primed for bigger roles than originally expected.
Most of the time, coaching staffs have a tough decision on their hands in terms of personnel. Weighing the options of whether to keep six wide receivers, an extra tight end or another defensive back.
Thus far, the Buccaneers offense has put up some impressive highlights during 11-on-11 drills. Both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston have connected on deep passes all camp. DeSean Jackson and the receiving corps seem to be in sync.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Tampa Bay defensive line has just gotten started. As pads came on after the Buccaneers third practice, the big bodies up front were ready to make their presence felt.
Slowly but surely, the Buccaneers roster will be built in hopes of finding a way back into the postseason. It’s still early on in training camp but here is how the 53-man roster might pan out.