The Buccaneers met the 4:00 p.m. Saturday deadline and got their roster down to 53 players. In doing so the team had to make some tough decisions of who to keep and who to let go. The COVID-19 pandemic situation has changed much of the normalcy in the NFL this year, including expanded practice squads that include now 15 players.
The Buccaneers originally signed RB Raymond Calais, the team’s seventh-round pick, to the practice squad, but the Los Angeles Rams signed Calais to the team’s 53-man roster to serve as the Rams’ kick returner. Tampa Bay originally signed quarterback Reid Sinnett, an undrafted free agent signing in April, to the practice squad, but released him to make room for new kicker Greg Joseph.
Tampa Bay’s practice squad currently stands at 15 players with room for one more.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com