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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