6 players Bucs should add to practice squad after finalizing 53 man roster

Now that the 53 man roster is set, the Bucs can pad the practice squad with some pretty decent talent.

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David Moore, WR

Proof of how tough the Bucs cuts were this year is evident in David Moore being a camp casualty.

Moore was a veteran signing in the middle wave of free agency in part to be a familiar face in the room for new offensive coordinator Dave Canales. The two spent the bulk of their careers together with the Seattle Seahawks, and nobody came to camp with a better understanding of the new offense than Moore.

The Bucs also lost Russell Gage to a seaosn-ending injury during jount practice with the Jets, which was something that seemed to indicate Moore's roster spot was safe. Instead the wide receiver room turned into the Red Wedding and everybody outside of the Top 5 guys were cut.

Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Trey Palmer, Deven Thompkins, and Rakim Jarrett are the only receivers remaining on the roster, and it appears the Bucs are only going to carry those five guys into the season. That's part of what makes Moore getting cut so surprising as it seemed if there was a position the Bucs were going to take roster spots from to add them elsewhere it wasn't going to be at receiver.

Even though he was a surprise cut, it's probable that Moore remains in Tampa Bay. His knowledge of Canale's system is valuable and he should be a resource for the guys who made the roster. Wide receiver is also a thing position group, and it doesn't feel like there's a huge gap between Moore making the roster and ending up on the practice squad which means he might even get elevated at some point in the year based on how things go.