Buccaneers: Post-preseason final 53-man roster projection

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Buccaneers Specialists (3): Ryan Succop – K, Bradley Pinion – P, Zach Triner – LS

There really isn’t too much to say. Ryan Succop, Bradley Pinion, and Zach Triner were the three specialists and 2020 and should be again in 2021.

Sure, undrafted free agent kicker Jose Borregales has had a couple flashes, but come on. The Bucs gave Succop the bucks (couldn’t help it) this offseason with a contract extension, and was lights out in 2020. Despite some ever-so slight flair of the dramatics, Succop will remain the Buccaneers kicker.

With the Buccaneers bringing back all 22 starters and some change in their quest to “go for two” as champions, there really wasn’t going to be too much excitement when it came to the final 53-man roster. That doesn’t mean that the 2021 team won’t be different than the 2020 batch of Bucs. In the NFL, nothing is guaranteed and no two teams are identical. The NFL does stand for “Not For Long” after all.

This time of year is when the excitement for fans for the long-awaited return of meaningful football is at a fever-pitch. For the Buccaneers, it’s even more so as their fans get to watch them as defending champions. The projections will surely not be perfect, because at the end of the day nobody really knows what goes on behind those closed doors, but for now in the post-preseason, this is what we think the 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look like.