The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in need of trimming the fat in order to clear cap space, and after the draft roster spots have gotten much tighter.
The Buccaneers are going to experience a tremendous overhaul to their roster under their new regime led by head coach Bruce Arians. It has already begun as they drafted players at positions currently held by first, second, and third year players, and as the offseason continues, more overhaul is bound to happen.
Every year during the draft, current players lose jobs and roster spots to the incoming rookies, and this year is no different. The Buccaneers are bringing in eight new faces, meaning eight roster spots just got much tighter; not to mention Tampa Bay currently has just $1.7 million in cap space.
Looking to clear up cap space and roster spots for their own guys, Arians and company are going to trim the fat around the Tampa Bay roster in order to continue to bring in his own guys who may at any point be cut by their current teams. He has already signed four players from his Arizona Cardinals teams in Andre Ellington, Kerwynn Williams, Earl Watford, and Deone Bucannon, and Arians will certainly continue to pursue more of his former players.
This is the business side of the NFL; jobs have to be won and lost, and sometimes just being the guy for an old regime can cost someone a roster spot. Here are three Buccaneers who may have worn the pewter and red for the last time as they hang around the roster bubble.