3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers that can step up after roster cuts

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As roster cuts are set to continue through the next few days, these three Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an opportunity to step up in 2020.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their fair share of surprising roster cuts so far today. Players like Matt Gay and Dare Ogunbowale seemed like locks to make the final roster, yet now, other players will have to step up.

Whether or not these decisions for the franchise are for the best is a moot point. The only focus now is preparing the team for a playoff push next week when the season begins.

When evaluating all of these departures, there are several opportunities for new players to step up into bigger roles. The Bucs have a special teams captain spot open and a brand new kicker who will shoulder all of the pressure in 2020.

Young and new players may not always be the best options for a team on the brink of making a playoff push, but this Buccaneers team feels special in its own right. Even the young players seem like they can contribute at a high level, and their success or failure will be on full display when the season begins.

Here are three players that can step up in 2020, given the current departures.