With Bucs’ Week 1 match up against the San Francisco 49ers coming up on Sunday, Tampa Bay has released the team’s unofficial depth chart as a part of their weekly release.

Much of the depth chart remains unsurprising compared to how the first- and second-string reps have looked, sans injuries, throughout most of training camp in the preseason, however some placements do a bit to clarify how battles have shaken up leading up to the regular season.

It appears M.J. Stewart will begin the season as the starting as the nickel cornerback according to the depth chart, although he could be in line for some work at safety, with himself and Jamel Dean being listed as the second-string behind Carlton Davis and Vernon Hargreaves. Sean Murphy-Bunting is listed as the fifth cornerback and to round out the secondary Mike Edwards and Jordan Whitehead are listed as the starting safeties.

Justin Watson is listed as the second-string wide receiver alongside Breshad Perriman, with Scotty Miller and Bobo Wilson listed as the third-string tandem.

Wilson and Miller then sit first and second, respectively, as punt returners while newly-acquired running back T.J. Logan is listed as the lead man for kick return duties, followed by Wilson and Ronald Jones.

Arians mentioned in his press conference on Tuesday that Logan will be active for the Bucs’ home opener on Sunday.

Below is the complete depth chart.

 

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EastEndBoy
1 year ago

Justin Evans is now second string?

Dman
Reply to  EastEndBoy
1 year ago

Has to be coming back from his injury.

surferdudes
1 year ago

Hard for Evans to be anything more then a back up considering he’s never healthy enough to play. He’s really lucky to even be on the team. If he wasn’t picked in the second round he’d be gone. Licht can’t afford to add another second round bust to his resume just yet. We all should be alarmed that as bad as our secondary was last year Bunting a very high second round pick is so far down the depth chart.

EastEndBoy
Reply to  surferdudes
1 year ago

at this rate Mark Domink is about to have a better 2nd round record on our 2019 roster than Licht….ouch!

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  EastEndBoy
1 year ago

I think Dominik is already better than Licht if we don’t look at first round picks. If you look at undrafted pickups Dominik has the edge over Licht.

So, if VH3, D. White, Vea, M. Evan and Winston lead this team to the playoffs that will be Licht’s only saving grace.

Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

J. Evans is a valuable player for the roster so he will be used in big nickel and dime formations.

And Logans is the primary kick return specialist now. Good pick up.

Bucsfan1983
1 year ago

Second string for now, let’s not forget Evans has been injured. When fully healthy, he could play his way back to starting.

Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

What is interesting about this depth chart is the Bucs went heavy with the skill positions and lighter with the lines. The one advantage of having more 3-4 defensive looks is the Bucs don’t need as many DL so they can use the extra LB or two for 3-4 looks and also for special teams help.

fredster
1 year ago

Justin Evans is second because he isn’t 100% healthy imo. He wasn’t able to play in last Pete season game so how could he be listed as starter? Lol. It’s Not because of anything else. He has had issues staying healthy but he’s worthy of starting imo.

dexfields22
1 year ago

I’m upset about the depth because our 2nd round pic is the 5th corner!!We could have just drafted Dalton Risner with that pic.This is what I don’t like about Licht!!

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  dexfields22
1 year ago

Loved Risner because he showed he could play inside or out. It is what it is but I hope the Bucs reconsider their current approach to building OL and go after some of the more proven OL at the collegiate level.

macabee
1 year ago

BUCS 53 MAN ROSTER QUARTERBACKS – 3 11 Gabbert, Blaine QB 6-4 235 8 Missouri 4 Griffin, Ryan QB 6-5 210 29 6 Tulane 3 Winston, Jameis QB 6-4 231 25 5 Florida State RUNNING BACKS – 4 25 Barber, Peyton RB 5-11 225 25 4 Auburn 27 Jones, Ronald RB 5-11 205 21 2 Southern California 22 Logan, T.J. RB 5-11 195 24 2 North Carolina 44 Ogunbowale, Dare RB 5-10 205 24 1 Wisconsin WIDE RECEIVERS – 6 13 Evans, Mike WR 6-5 231 25 6 Texas A&M 12 Godwin, Chris WR 6-1 205 23 3 Penn State… Read more »

Dman
Reply to  macabee
1 year ago

Great job Mac!

macabee
Reply to  macabee
1 year ago

OLB Pat O’Connor has replaced RB Bruce Anderson on the practice squad.

BucRy
1 year ago

I’m just so glad football is back!

rocky
1 year ago

Can anyone clarify the Anthony Nelson situation? I really liked watching him at Iowa and i know we are converting from defensive end to linebacker but i havent heard much about his injury and didnt see him in any preseason games i watched? I was stoked we took him in the fourth round as i thought he’d go earlier than that and i am looking forward to seeing him play but wasn’t sure if any of you had heard anything about his availability?

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  rocky
1 year ago

He has been injured for the pre season so he has finally returned to practice in time for the regular season.

BUC-ASS-BOB
1 year ago

Season Key importance
PRACTICE SQUAD 7 Fitzgerald, Nick QB 6-5 226 23 R Mississippi State
With Joe Gilbert history with Colts as O Line coach they are 1 QB short to make it thru season .

BigSombrero
1 year ago

Great follow up lists by Macabee! Thank you sir!

I can’t wait to watch it unfold this year. I like the Bucs offense and I think they can score 450 points this season vs this schedule.

I think the defense will be aggressive and physical.

Week 1 will be a great test. Let’s go Bucs!

DOMINATE!

GoldsonAges
1 year ago

There’s no way Justin Evans will start with the emergence of Whitehead, barring injury.
He hasn’t even been able to demonstrate he can fit in the system and Whitehead has excelled in the system.

EastEndBoy
1 year ago

Well I have read both 1) that J Evans is second string only because he was hurt for some of pre-season, and 2) that he is second string because he’s not as good as Whitehead. I’ll leave you with this thought: if he’s healthy enough to be listed as second string (i.e., not IR, third string, or anything else), then he’s going to be suiting up on Sunday. Vea and David both missed all of pre-season too and they both are listed as first string. It does appear that perhaps the shine has worn off Mr Evans…not that he can’t… Read more »

owlykat
1 year ago

Whitehead is a hard hitting tackler and a good playmaker. His backup when healthy will be D’kota Dixson, another hard hitting Strong Safety. Edwards is the leader calling plays for the defense, is fast, sure tackler, and a play maker, and very instinctive. Evans will be his backup because he is not a leader, and is just so so as a tackler, but he also is a playmaker and has good range and experience. Stewart is a Veteran Safety but will gone when Dixson is available.

BDOG
1 year ago

Hey, how about some credit for the Tackle pick-ups, J Hawkins and B Seaton. Hawkins appears as legit backup and possible starter with injury. (Benenoch still on depth chart anywhere is sad commentary for current O-line). MUST draft two OL in 2020 draft. Already thinking Creed Humphrey-C/G Alabama, would be perfect pick in 1st round, can put at either Guard spot, or Center, which gives lots of flexibility to OL. Maybe move Ali M. to LT, the D. Smith to RT, and still work on 2nd rd. pick for our beloved achilles heel at RG?! Or plug Creed Humphrey at… Read more »