Bucs DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
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.
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
QB Sefo Liufau
DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu
DL DaVonte Lambert
RB Doug Martin
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]
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 3 Texas A&M
10 Humphries, Adam WR 5-11 195 23 2 Clemson
12 Godwin, Chris WR 6-1 205 21 R Penn State
11 Jackson, DeSean WR 5-10 175 30 10 California
18 Reedy, Bernard WR 5-9 175 25 1 Toledo
TIGHT ENDS – 4
82 Auclair, Antony TE 6-5 256 R Laval (Canada)
84 Brate, Cameron TE 6-5 235 25 2 Harvard
80 Howard, O.J. TE 6-6 250 22 R Alabama
88 Stocker, Luke TE 6-6 256 28 6 Tennessee
CENTERS – 2
68 Hawley, Joe C 6-3 302 28 8 Nevada-Las Vegas
74 Marpet, Ali C 6-4 307 23 2 Hobart
GUARDS – 3
64 Pamphile, Kevin G 6-5 315 26 3 Purdue
62 Smith, Evan C/G 6-2 308 30 7 Idaho State
73 Sweezy, J.R. G 6-5 298 27 5 North Carolina State
TACKLES – 4
77 Benenoch, Caleb T 6-5 305 22 R UCLA
69 Dotson, Demar T 6-9 315 31 8 Southern Miss
76 Smith, Donovan T 6-6 338 23 2 Penn State
66 Wester, Leonard T 6-6 305 24 R Missouri Western
DEFENSIVE ENDS – 5
91 Ayers, Robert DE 6-3 275 31 8 Tennessee
92 Gholston, William DE 6-6 281 25 4 Michigan State
94 Johnson, George DE 6-4 265 29 5 Rutgers
95 Russell, Ryan DE 6-5 275 25 2 Purdue
57 Spence, Noah DE 6-2 251 23 1 Eastern Kentucky
DEFENSIVE TACKLES – 4
90 Baker, Chris DE 6-2 320 29 5 Hampton
93 McCoy, Gerald DT 6-4 300 28 7 Oklahoma
98 McDonald, Clinton DT 6-2 297 30 7 Memphis
97 Tu’ikolovatu, Stevie DT 6-1 320 25 R Southern California
LINEBACKERS – 6
58 Alexander, Kwon LB 6-1 227 22 2 Louisiana State
51 Beckwith, Kendell LB 6-3 247 22 R Lousiana State
59 Bond, Devante LB 6-1 236 23 R Oklahoma
54 David, Lavonte LB 6-1 233 26 5 Nebraska
53 Glanton, Adarius LB 6-1 230 26 2 Florida Atlantic
52 Lynch, Cameron LB 6-0 229 23 2 Syracuse
CORNERBACKS – 5
35 Elliott, Javien CB 5-11 176 23 1 Florida State
24 Grimes, Brent CB 5-10 185 33 10 Shippensburg
28 Hargreaves, Vernon CB 5-10 205 21 1 Florida
36 McClain, Robert CB 5-9 195 28 6 Connecticut
29 Smith, Ryan CB 6-0 190 23 1 North Carolina Central
SAFETIES – 5
23 Conte, Chris S 6-2 203 27 6 California
21 Evans, Justin S 6-1 195 21 R Texas A&M
26 Robinson, Josh S 5-10 199 26 5 Central Florida
37 Tandy, Keith S 5-10 205 27 5 West Virginia
27 Wilcox, J.J. S 6-0 212 26 5 Georgia Southern
SPECIAL TEAMS – 3
9 Anger, Bryan P 6-3 205 28 5 California
2 Folk, Nick K 6-1 222 32 11 Arizona
65 Sanborn, Garrison LS 6-1 240 31 9 FSU
IR TO RETURN
4 Griffin, Ryan QB 6-5 210 27 3 Tulane
56 Smith, Jacquies DE 6-2 260 26 3 Missouri
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.
It’s shaping up to be a busy one already. You, too!
Cleaning up some of the mistakes of the past…. had to be done…. it is the only way to go to the next level.
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.
And Sefo will be spending all his time rehabbing and planning goat rescues.
Wow – I think you’re spot on!
Love your stuff macabee. You obviously have a lot of free time or have a cushy job with a government agency.
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.
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…
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.
NFL Trade Rumors has Blake Sims as a cut as well. Keep up, Trevor!
You may want to keep up. The Bucs cut Blake Sims Monday, August 28. lol.
Panthers waived Zach Sanchez. Didn’t see that coming. Liked him coming out although thought they may have over-drafted him a bit.
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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 …
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.
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.
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.
Atlanta seems to have released every O-lineman that the picked up . Saints released Barnes .
And New England released Gronkowski .
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.
So far in the cuts no surprises.
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 to one.
The DE Mehdi Absmedad also looked good. Josh Allens time might be out. Not sure about Tevin Westbrook. He certainly has the hands for the position but he could be lacking in the blocking department.
Jeremy McNichols will definitely be back unless another team picks him off the waiver wire but if they do they will have to put him on the starting 53 and he will get another playbook to study and a QB to try and block for in the process. Not a healthy idea.
I can see Russell Hansbrough here again but I don’t think Josh Huff is eligible for anyones practice squad but I could be wrong.
Macabee is super smart so he might know the criteria of that.
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!
Typo of Freudian slip? :rofl:
Great work Trevor!!
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
Who is the Long Snapper? Both were released?
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