Breshad Perriman did not always look like a lock to make the roster for the Buccaneers. He will need to prove the team right in their decision starting as soon as the game versus the Cowboys this weekend.
There are currently a lot of questions surrounding the Buccaneers. From head coach Todd Bowles to the offensive line, it feels like everyone involved with the team is under the microscope as the league tries to figure out the franchise from Tampa, and one player who shows this as well as anyone is Breshad Perriman.
Perriman looked like a much more likely cut than he did a 53-man roster guy for most of the preseason. The injuries were obviously out of his control, but even with that fact in mind, depth players like Tyler Johnson looked too good to cut.
Then, the Bucs went out and cut Johnson but decided to keep Perriman, and the reasonings behind this still remain to be seen. Johnson has been more consistent as an offensive weapon for his time in Tampa, and Bowles muddied the water when he cited special teams roles as a requirement for the depth players.
That is a strange thing to say when looking at the major lack of Perriman on special teams throughout his career.
Regardless of the reasoning, the choice has been made, and now Bowles and company will need Perriman to flash some quality play in what should be some very limited reps on Sunday.
The Bucs probably won’t get their seventh receiver on the field for much of the game versus the Cowboys and their high-powered defense, but there should be some special teams reps and an offensive chance or two for Perriman to pop and start to show something that makes everyone excited for his staying in Tampa.
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