Special teams (3)
Bradley Pinion, Matt Gay, Zach Triner
Special teams should see no real changes between this year and last year. Gay may have struggled in the previous season, but the kicking competition during camp should go in his favor. Elliott Fry is decent, but Gay has shown at times that he should be the starter going forward, assuming some of the more egregious misses in year one were a fluke.
Zach Triner continues to hold a roster spot for the time being as the long-snapper, but some teams are starting to train other players to fill that role as well; that way, an additional roster spot isn’t taken up.
The returners are up in the air for now, but the Bucs should have the bodies necessary on this roster to keep that position adequately filled.
The likely candidates to fill those roles are Scotty Miller, Justin Watson, and Dare Ogunbowale, allowing the Buccaneers to make the most of their cap space. The Bucs could try to find an additional roster spot somewhere else to keep Raymond Calais on the roster to serve this role, but it would be difficult.
The Bucs will have to do what they can to improve their returns without having a player on the roster for the sole purpose of returning kicks.