3 Bucs who should be cut, and 2 who earned a roster spot in preseason Week 2 win over Jets

Which Bucs stood out in a good way, and who would like to have a re-do of Saturday’s game against the Jets?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New York Jets
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Keep: Rakim Jarrett

Trey Palmer is rightfully getting most of the attention this preseason, but another wide receiver is standing out as someone who might not only make the cut but have a meaningful impact this season.

Undrafted rookie Rakim Jarrett already had some hype coming into camp, thanks to Dave Canales praising him at minicamp, and he’s so far delivered on the goods. Jarrett didn’t play in the Bucs preseason opener last Friday, but he made the most of his debut on Saturday against the Jets. He didn’t cook anyone like Palmer did in practice last week, but Jarrett needed just three catches to rack up 84 yards and turn in one of the best moments of the night.

That’s the sort of play that the Bucs sorely needed last season when the offense was put in tough situations and seemed unable to bail itself out.

Russell Gage was lost for the season after a leg injury during joint practice on Wednesday, which means there’s a vacancy on the depth chart for a guy like Jarrett to fill. After Saturday night — and the offseason he’s had since joining the Bucs — it’s pretty hard to argue against him being one of the receivers in the room when Week 1 rolls around.