The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off their second preseason game of the year in which they defeated the New York Jets 13-6 in a rather uneventful meeting. The team saw Kyle Trask start the game and Baker Mayfield wound up sitting in an interesting decision by head coach Todd Bowles.
Now with one preseason game remaining, the final roster is coming into shape. Who makes the 53-man cut, and who gets left out? We will soon find out.
Right now, we can comfortably predict that these five players, though, are going to see their time come to an end very shortly.
1. Rodrigo Blankenship, K
Tampa Bay's kicking situation features a pair of former Colts, and one of them has a clear advantage in the race.
The most recent performance by Rodrigo Blankenship should all but seal his fate, as he went just 1-for-3 on field goal attempts against the Jets this past weekend. Chase McClaughlin looks to have won that job, and the Bucs don't need to look back or raise any more questions there.
McClaughlin spent last year kicking for Indianapolis, where he hit 30 of 36 attempts and had a long of 54 yards. His career long came the year prior when he was with the Browns, as he drilled a 57-yarder.
If I'm the Bucs, I feel pretty comfortable going into the season with McClaughlin starting and Blankenship getting his walking papers.