Matt Gay, Bradley Pinion, Zach Triner
Matt Gay has fought a battle each week in training camp, and the odds are that he can weather the storm and come out as the starting kicker for 2020. It hasn’t been easy, but Bucs fans should hope that the competition has led to improvements in the important areas.
Pinion will remain the punter and should handle kickoff duties, and Triner is locked in at long snapper. The Buccaneer special teams have been weak in years passed, but the hope is that surrounding these three with appropriate talent should lead to much-needed improvements.
Notable practice squad options
The Buccaneers invested a third-round pick into Vaughn, and giving up on him at this point feels like a massive waste of a premium draft pick. Vaughn might not be able to earn a role on the main roster, but he has enough upside to warrant a longer look. It’s unlikely that Vaughn would remain here for long, but the Bucs would be foolish not to at least try.
Michael Divinity Jr.
The Bucs still don’t have a great plan in place at outside linebacker for the future, and Divinity should have a chance to make the final roster for the Bucs next season, after a year on the practice squad.
John Hurst and Josh Pearson
No one ever knows when wide receiver depth will be needed, especially on a team like the Buccaneers, so developing as much talent at the position as possible will pay off in the long run.