Cuts and practice squad receivers for the Buccaneers
Mickens brings the most to the Buccaneers as a special teamer. If there is one extra roster spot at the start of the season and players like Darden and Miller can’t handle return duties, the Bucs will probably decide to stick it out with Mickens.
If Tampa can find another receiver that plays well on offense and special teams, Mickens could be on his way out.
With a similar skillset to Mickens, Grayson probably doesn’t make the roster, and there are likely better options for the Bucs to keep on their practice squad.
If it weren’t for an injury that allowed the Bucs to place him on the PUP list, Justin Watson would’ve probably been one of the last cuts this year. Watson just doesn’t bring enough as a receiver, and Tampa could use his roster spot on a much more versatile player.
Jonsen is a perfect practice squad guy. If it weren’t for Darden, Jonsen could’ve been in contention for that sixth receiver spot, but he looks like he will get another season to serve as a versatile piece of the Buccaneer practice squad before getting a look at the active roster.
Another player like Jonsen. The active roster is out of reach for Pearson, but the Bucs would be happy to keep him on their practice squad to keep developing him.
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