The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had some surprising players rise the depth chart, leaving a few in jeopardy of not making the final 53-man roster.
With only one preseason game remaining, there isn’t much time for players to make their case to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff.
90 players currently occupy the Buccaneers preseason roster, and the 53-man cut down date is looming large. There’s only one preseason game left to prove that they belong on the team.
Throughout training camp, mostly unknown players like Shaun Wilson and Sergio Bailey have made their respective runs at roster spots. While at the same time, there are a few players who are dangerously close to losing their jobs.
Already, the Bucs moved on from two players who entered 2018 with a decent chance to make the roster. Tampa waived Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, a 2017 seventh-round pick. Although he was in the middle of a full defensive tackle group, he was unable to remain healthy.
Running back Charles Sims was also sent to the IR, and he will likely have an injury settlement with the team. Sims was in the middle of a heated battle at running back and was one of the better receiving backs on the roster.
A few players may be looking for jobs as well with other players making a name for themselves in practice and game action.
Which players are on the cusp of being let go heading into the 2018 season?