PewterReport.com is giving you a one-stop shop for all the live updates on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster moves over the next few days as they trim their roster from 90 to 53 players. All NFL teams must be at 53 players by Saturday, September 2nd at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Below are the list of player who we have confirmed are no longer on the team.

Roster Cuts

DE George Johnson

TE Tevin Westbrook

DE Mehdi Abdesmad

WR Shaq Hill

OL Josh Allen

LB Richie Brown

CB Mariel Cooper

K Zach Hocker

LS Andrew DePaola

CB Jonathan Moxey

DE Sterling Bailey

DE Tavares Barnes

OT Mike Liedke

RB Russell Hansbrough

WR Josh Huff

LB Riley Bullough

WR Donteea Dye

RB Jeremy McNichols

FB Austin Johnson

OT Korren Kirven

WR Bobo Wilson

DE Hendrick Ekpe

WR Derelict Walker

OL Jarvis Harrison

WR Freddie Martino

CB Vernon Harris

S Isaiah Johnson

LB Jeff Knox

OT Marquis Lucas

LB Eric Nzeocha

S Cody Riggs

OG James Stone

LS Garrison Sanborn

Injured Reserve

QB Sefo Liufau

DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu

DL DaVonte Lambert

Suspended

RB Doug Martin

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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macabee
macabee
4 years ago

Ok, folks! Here’s my best guess. BUCS PROJECTED 53 MAN ROSTER (FINAL) QUARTERBACKS – 2 14 Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB 6-2 223 34 13 Harvard 3 Winston, Jameis QB 6-4 231 23 2 Florida State RUNNING BACKS – 4 43 Barber, Peyton RB 5-11 225 22 R Auburn 22 Martin, Doug RB 5-9 223 25 5 Boise State 32 Rodgers, Jacquizz RB 5-7 190 26 6 Oregon State 34 Sims, Charles RB 6-0 211 26 3 West Virginia FULLBACK – 1 45 Cross, Alan FB/HB 6-1 235 23 R Memphis WIDE RECEIVERS – 5 13 Evans, Mike WR 6-5 231 23… Read more »

macabee
macabee
Reply to  Trevor Sikkema
4 years ago

Just having fun. I’m already down one . Bucs just cut DE George Johnson. Didn’t figure that would happen until DE Jacquies was ready to go. Maybe he’s ready now. Oh well! Have a good day Trev. lol.

mark2001
mark2001
Reply to  macabee
4 years ago

Cleaning up some of the mistakes of the past…. had to be done…. it is the only way to go to the next level.

Luckie23
Luckie23
Reply to  macabee
4 years ago

looks great to me, QB may be a little off with Griffin signing the extension. I think they keep fitzy around though, he’s like a coach out there.

mark2001
mark2001
Reply to  Luckie23
4 years ago

And Sefo will be spending all his time rehabbing and planning goat rescues.

Dman
Dman
Reply to  macabee
4 years ago

Wow – I think you’re spot on!

scubog
scubog
Reply to  macabee
4 years ago

Love your stuff macabee. You obviously have a lot of free time or have a cushy job with a government agency.

mark2001
mark2001
Reply to  scubog
4 years ago

How about Retirement? I know it is becoming an impossible dream for many, but it is nice to have the time to actually speculate and create nicely constructed prognostications.

Ken Grant
Ken Grant
4 years ago

Disappointing that George Johnson was cut. Seemed to generate the most heat of the 2nd/3rd-teamers. Felt like he had a comeback season up his sleeve. Think they keep Lambert instead? Just keep 4 ends? I imagine they are scouring the wire intently for pass rushers right now. Wonder how Ryan Delaire’s rehab is coming along…

Ken Grant
Ken Grant
4 years ago

Hope you are correct on Stevie T. Seems like an upgrade of Silega and he’s a good dude. Easy to root for. That 5th WE spot seems likely to go to Huff with him being held out last night. Would much prefer Dye or even Reedy land the job but doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

Ken Grant
Ken Grant
4 years ago

http://nfltraderumors.co/2017-roster-cuts-tracker/

NFL Trade Rumors has Blake Sims as a cut as well. Keep up, Trevor!

macabee
macabee
Reply to  Ken Grant
4 years ago

Ken,

You may want to keep up. The Bucs cut Blake Sims Monday, August 28. lol.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/08/tampa_bay_buccaneers_release_b.html

Ken Grant
Ken Grant
4 years ago

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-panthers-waive-cb-zack-sanchez

Panthers waived Zach Sanchez. Didn’t see that coming. Liked him coming out although thought they may have over-drafted him a bit.

Ken Grant
Ken Grant
4 years ago

JennaLaineESPN‏Verified account @JennaLaineESPN

Source tells me that Sefo Liufau suffered a knee injury last night and will be waived to injured reserve. That… http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0695352357126413077-4

Ken Grant
Ken Grant
4 years ago

http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Bucs-Start-Roster-Trim-with-D-Line-Moves/fc35d6cd-ac05-4f36-8650-7413e3c9e947

Lambert and Stevie T placed on IR. :(

Guess that means Silega with be DT4. Also, Koetter said Jacques Smith may be able to suit up for week 1 so I’d imagine we are looking at Ayers, Gholston, Spence, Russell, and Jacques. I can roll with that.

drdneast
drdneast
4 years ago

Cutting George Johnson leaves only two of Lovie Smith’s beloved FA’s on the team, Evan Smith, formerly known as Evan Dietrich-Smith and Clinton McDonald. I like McDonald but Hawley is a better center than Smith. Damn, I sure am glad I never let Lovie go grocery shopping for me.

Alldaway 2.0
Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  drdneast
4 years ago

Ward is probably going to make the team due to his versatility and with Lambert to IR.

RDE: Ayers, Spence
UT: McCoy, McDonald, Ward
NT: Baker, Siliga, Russell
LDE: Gholston, Jacques

It would not surprise me if the Bucs go with 10 DL. If not either Russel or Ward are left out.

Tunnelvizn
Tunnelvizn
4 years ago

Atlanta seems to have released every O-lineman that the picked up . Saints released Barnes .
And New England released Gronkowski .

macabee
macabee
4 years ago

Tunnelvizn gave me an idea! Trev will have all of your Buc cuts here, but if you are interested in seeing what the other 31 teams are doing, save this link. Maybe you will see a player you would like the Bucs to pick up. If you’re thinking back-up QB fugetaboutit, it ain’t happening. lol.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/09/01/nfl-roster-cut-tracker-2017-deadline-releases-players-teams/621812001/

Horse
Horse
4 years ago

So far in the cuts no surprises.

drdneast
drdneast
4 years ago

So what’s the guess on any of these guys hitting the practice squad. There are some wacky rules involved in that so someone like Dontae Dye might not be eligible. I didn’t know you spelled eligible like that, thank god for spell check. Anyway, from what I saw, I thought Mike Liedke had a good game at guard Thursday night. Also think Riley Bullough will return. Despite what some may think, a player can improve their mobility. The Bears monster MLB, forgot his name, was able to do it. They actually have pro training camps for that and he went… Read more »

macabee
macabee
Reply to  drdneast
4 years ago

Lol. DRD, sorry to disappoint. Not super smart, just know how to find info on the Internet and fortunate enough to have time to do so. I don’t know the past tenure of each of the players you mention, but here is the criteria that would determine their eligibility. Good luck with your choices!

https://www.bigblueview.com/2017/9/2/16245838/nfl-practice-squad-2017-primer-rules-eligibility-salary-size-more

Ken Grant
Ken Grant
4 years ago

WR Derelict Walker

Typo of Freudian slip? :rofl:

AlexanderNascimento
AlexanderNascimento
4 years ago

Great work Trevor!!
Congrats!!!
Just something that crossed my mind for you to use next time
How about put numbers on the players for us to know how many cuts we have left.
Thanks for you work

Horse
Horse
4 years ago

Who is the Long Snapper? Both were released?