The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be kicking off their preseason on Saturday, August 14th against the Cincinnati Bengals. It will mark the start of the most important test for many players in their quest to make the Buccaneers’ final 53-man roster.
It’s been well-documented (to put it lightly) how the Buccaneers became the first team in the Super Bowl era to bring back all 22 starters (and a little something on the side) in their quest to “go for two” as champions. It’s all the more exciting when you take into account that the Bucs roster is almost unfairly loaded.
That all being the case, there really shouldn’t be too many surprises as to who will make up the majority of the final 53. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be new faces. There was a draft and free agency period after all.
With that being said, here is our official pre-preseason projection on who we think will be on the Buccaneers’ final 53-man roster when they take the field against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, September 9th to kick off the 2021 season, Tampa Bay’s quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and the rest of the NFL’s quest to unseat them.