Only one preseason game remains, and roster spots are still up for grabs. Here is the latest projection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 53-man roster.
With only one game left on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason slate, the roster is starting to come together. Many starting jobs have already settled, and breakout performers have made their push for a roster spot.
In the third preseason game against the Detroit Lions, the Buccaneers starters were on display for the entire first half. The extended look at the first team offense meant a shorter look at the second and third teams.
Still, the third preseason game displayed strong indications about which players are safe and which players may have trouble sneaking onto the team come Week 1.
Some of the biggest storylines revolve around the offensive line. Injuries have decimated the tackle position as both starters, and their backups have been unavailable throughout the preseason, and it has created intense competition which no one could have predicted a month ago.
The offensive battles don’t end in the trenches. The running back and wide receiver positions remain unsettled. The starters are locked in, but the depth won’t be sorted out until after the fourth preseason game.
On the other side of the football, more injuries have opened up the backed end of the linebacking corps. It’s safe to assume Kendell Beckwith isn’t going to be ready for Week 1 and the Bucs could look to keep an extra body in the second level in case more injuries hit the unit.
Let’s open up the projection with the offensive side of the ball.