UPDATED September 7 at 9:00 a.m.

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.

QB Josh Rosen

WR Josh Pearson

WR Cyril Grayson

TE Tanner Hudson

OL Zack Bailey

OL Nick Leverett

OL Zack Shackleford

DL Jeremiah Ledbetter

DL Benning Potoa’e

ILB Chapelle Russell

CB Herb Miller

CB Mazzi Wilkins

S Javon Hagan

S D’Cota Dixon

K Greg Joseph

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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 mark@pewterreport.com
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8 months ago

Like the signing of Josh Rosen. OC knows him and must think it’s worth a look. Notice Ogunbowale is not on list.

Reply to  REDDMAN
8 months ago

Ogunbawale meeting with Raiders amongst other teams. He has good tape from last year and is young with experience as a captain on special teams.

8 months ago

I also notice that they did not put Gay on the list “just in case” as some folks speculated they might. PR reports that they have signed another kicker, Greg Joseph, instead. Too bad for Matt I guess! I admire both Jason Licht and Bruce Arians for their willingness to jettison players who don’t work out. This seems to be true regardless of the player’s draft position or however they were obtained. BA has emphasized more than once that he believes in forever churning his roster at every position in order to always be fielding the best that can be found. Together they have assembled a “dream team” (… Read more »

8 months ago

Rosen IMO is a good pick up. He has been on TERRIBLE TEAMS. Learning from Brady on how to be a pro Quarterback. Go Bucs

Reply to  awwdembucs
8 months ago

Me too. Always liked Rosen. Coming out of college, all I heard was the comparisons to Rodgers as far as his arm, spiral, accuracy. The talent is no no doubt there. You’re right though, he’s played on some miserable teams. This is the best offense he’s been a part of by a mile. It’s a no risk high reward pickup

Reply to  Dave
8 months ago

You ALWAYS liked Rosen? No doubt he has talent? Are frickin joking???

That guy is god awful. He is one of the worst first round QBs in the history of the NFL.

He’s right there with Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell, Christian Ponder, EJ Manuel, Brady Quinn, JP Losman and, of course, Blaine Gabbert (except without all the elite arm strength, elite physical size, or field general leadership).

Last edited 8 months ago by BigSombrero
Reply to  BigSombrero
8 months ago

Are you on crack??

8 months ago

Love the Josh Rosen signing! That could be our long term QB a couple of years from now.