Buccaneers: Post-preseason final 53-man roster projection

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have until Tuesday, August 31st at 4:00 PM to finalize their final 53-man roster for the 2021 NFL season. With preseason games officially over, and training camp wrapping up for the Buccaneers, let the speculation begin.

In case you haven’t heard, 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.

The Buccaneers have the best roster in the NFL. Plain and simple. The fact that Bruce Arians and company have to trim this special group down to 53 may be a task, but a great one to have. They really can’t go wrong, and there more likely than not won’t be too many “big” surprises.

With that being said, here is our final official post-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 NFL season, Tampa Bay’s quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and the rest of the NFL’s quest to usurp their throne.