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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

    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

    RESERVE PUP

    56 Smith, Jacquies DE 6-2 260 26 3 Missouri

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    1. 1.1

      Trevor Sikkema

      Good stuff!

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        macabee

        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.

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          Trevor Sikkema

          It’s shaping up to be a busy one already. You, too!

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          mark2001

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

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      Luckie23

      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.

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        mark2001

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

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      Dman

      Wow – I think you’re spot on!

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      scubog

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

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        mark2001

        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.

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    Ken Grant

    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…

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    Ken Grant

    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.

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    Ken Grant

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

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

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      macabee

      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

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    Ken Grant

    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.

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    Ken Grant

    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

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    Ken Grant

    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.

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    drdneast

    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.

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      Alldaway 2.0

      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.

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    Tunnelvizn

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

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    macabee

    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/

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    Horse

    So far in the cuts no surprises.

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    drdneast

    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.

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      macabee

      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

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    Ken Grant

    WR Derelict Walker

    Typo of Freudian slip? :rofl:

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    AlexanderNascimento

    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

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    Horse

    Who is the Long Snapper? Both were released?

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