Buccaneers: 3 veterans on the bubble before training camp

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Even the veterans for the Buccaneers aren’t safe during training camp.

On most teams, keeping the veterans on the roster after winning the Super Bowl is an extremely important part of keeping the team intact for another run. The Buccaneers won the Super Bowl and are reloading for another shot at the Lombardi Trophy, but they are far from a typical team.

The Bucs have been able to bring back an unusual number of their veterans through free agency, their draft class was able to address depth, and there will be fierce competitions across the roster during camp for a limited number of depth positions.

Rookies will go up against veterans in numerous positions, and Bruce Arians and his coaching staff will have to evaluate youth versus experience in various spots to make the most of their roster space.

There aren’t many bad decisions to make, but camp will play a massive role in determining who gets the spots. There are very few fully protected players outside of the starting 22, so the open spots are essentially free game for anyone who shows out in practice.

Keeping all these facts in mind, the Bucs could have some veterans that get outperformed during camp and lose their spots, and that group could start with the following players.