The Buccaneers trimmed their roster from 76 to the NFL-mandated amount of 53 players on Saturday evening.

Tampa Bay released S Hamza Abdullah, LB Josh Buhl, G Jonathan Clinkscale, DT Delbert Cowsette, T Derrick Deese, K Todd France, LB Matt Grootegoed, TE Will Heller, C Scott Jackson, T Sam Lightbody, WR Derek McCoy, WR Terrance Metcalf, CB James Patrick, S Kalvin Pearson, WR DeAndrew Rubin, DE Josh Savage, DT Brian Save, P Brian Simnjanovski, LB Jermaine Taylor, RB Derek Watson and DE Andrew Williams on Saturday evening.

In addition to those roster moves, the Bucs placed LB Jeff Gooch on injured reserve.

Pewter Report uses this article to break down Tampa Bay’s 53-man roster. The Bucs kept 28 players on offense and just 22 players on defense. The three remaining players are special team players.

BUCS 53-MAN ROSTER BREAKDOWN

QUARTERBACKS
QB Brian Griese
QB Chris Simms
QB Luke McCown
TOTAL: 3

RUNNING BACKS
RB Carnell “Cadillac” Williams
RB Michael Pittman
RB Earnest Graham
TOTAL: 3

FULLBACKS
FB Mike Alstott
FB Jameel Cook
FB Rick Razzano
TOTAL: 3

WIDE RECEIVERS
WR Joey Galloway
WR Michael Clayton
WR Ike Hilliard
WR Edell Shepherd
WR Larry Brackins
WR Paris Warren
WR J.R. Russell
TOTAL: 7

TIGHT ENDS
TE Anthony Becht
TE Alex Smith
TE Nate Lawrie
TOTAL: 3

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
OT Anthony Davis
OT Kenyatta Walker
OT Todd Steussie
OT Chris Colmer
OG Matt Stinchcomb
OG Dan Buenning
OG Sean Mahan
OG Jeb Terry
C John Wade
TOTAL: 9

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
DE Simeon Rice
DE Greg Spires
DE Dewayne White
DT Anthony McFarland
DT Chris Hovan
DT Ellis Wyms
DT Jon Bradley
DT Anthony Bryant
TOTAL: 8

LINEBACKERS
LB Derrick Brooks
LB Shelton Quarles
LB Barrett Ruud
LB Ryan Nece
LB Marquis Cooper
TOTAL: 5

CORNERBACKS
CB Ronde Barber
CB Brian Kelly
CB Torrie Cox
CB Juran Bolden
CB Blue Adams
TOTAL: 5

SAFETIES
S Jermaine Phillips
S Dexter Jackson
S Will Allen
S Donte Nicholson
TOTAL: 4

KICKERS
K Matt Bryant
TOTAL: 1

PUNTERS
P Josh Bidwell
TOTAL: 1

LONG SNAPPER
LS/TE Dave Moore
TOTAL: 1

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