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    • ArmyBuc91

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      Offensive Starters That Will Make The Roster

      QB Tom Brady
      RB Leonard Fournette
      WR Mike Evans
      WR Chris Godwin
      TE Rob Gronkowski
      TE O.J. Howard
      LT Donovan Smith
      LG Ali Marpet
      C Ryan Jensen
      RG Alex Cappa
      RT Tristan Wirfs

      Offensive Reserves That Will Make The Roster

      RB Ronald Jones II
      RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn
      TE Cameron Brate
      WR Scotty Miller
      WR Tyler Johnson
      OT Josh Wells
      G Aaron Stinnie

      Defensive Starters That Will Make The Roster

      OLB Shaquil Barrett
      DT Ndamukong Suh
      NT Vita Vea
      DE Will Gholston
      OLB Jason Pierre-Paul
      ILB Devin White
      ILB Lavonte David
      CB Carlton Davis III
      CB Jamel Dean
      NCB Sean Murphy-Bunting
      FS Antoine Winfield, Jr.
      SS Jordan Whitehead

      Defensive Reserves That Will Make The Roster

      OLB Anthony Nelson
      DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches
      DL Patrick O’Connor
      ILB Kevin Minter
      CB Herb Miller
      FS Mike Edwards

      Special Teams Starters That Will Make The Roster

      K Ryan Succop
      P Bradley Pinion
      LS Zach Triner

      So with 39-42 players already assured of roster spots – depending on the fates of Gabbert, Brown and Cockrell – that means that there are only 14-17 roster spots available for the defending Super Bowl champions in 2021. I can’t remember when such few roster spots were open heading into a season.

    • ArmyBuc91

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      I thought this could serve as a topic of conversation. It’s getting close to the draft and we’re definitely in a drafting a BPA scenario. That I’m curious to see what Greenberg and company have in plan for our cap space. Unless someone knows something else I believe we’re in need of cap relief to sign additional players

      As of March 17, 2021, the Bucs are projected to be $5,547,600 over the 2021 cap.

      The Bucs rolled over $4.6 million in 2020 cap space.

      https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/tampa-bay-buccaneers/cap/

    • ArmyBuc91

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      I think we have too much money in the Tight End position…

      Cameron Brate’ base salary should not be in the top 5 of all NFL TE’s..

      https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/rankings/tight-end/

      Gronk is 1.65%
      OJ is 3.30%
      Cam Brate is 3.43

      That’s 8.38% of the cap.

      Only Mike Evans and Chris Godwin take up more cap space. I’m no capologist though so if anyone else has a better understanding of where we’re at with that cap I would be interested.

    • BucBalla85

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      We will probably have another look at our roster after the draft and see what needs to happen. Also free agents will also sign after then too since teams know what they need or don’t. Still a while to go before we know our roster for sure.

    • BuccaNOLEer

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      Need to shore up both lines and the secondary.

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      Yeah brate needs to restructure or be cut.

      Im a fan, but not @6.5 mil. Too much for a #3 TE. Period.

    • Greattimes

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      What could the Bucs get in return for trading OJ? Probably not that much because of OJ’s history of injuries.

    • GoldsonAges

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      Not going to be an easy team to make this year for any outsiders coming in.

      GottaJaboo wrote:
      (Justin) Evans will be far superior to (Budda) Baker in the pros.

      Dan Skipper Sucks! (lost bet)
      Update – UDFA Dan Skipper has been signed by the Dallas Cowboys

      • This reply was modified 3 days, 19 hours ago by GoldsonAges.

    • Alldaway 2.0

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      Bucs have some luxury cap space and they feel Brate is fine for his role. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have Brate, Gronk and Howard out there as that is complete mismatches everywhere.

      What I am seeing is that the Bucs lack depth for special teams. Shoring up trenches is a given too, but need LBs, WRs, and DBs to really fix special teams and provide depth too.

      Need a better return specialist and a gunner. Need some fast LBs to be understudies to LVD and need more DBs to compete with current young DBs.

      Build the trenches!

      • This reply was modified 3 days, 20 hours ago by Alldaway 2.0.

    • Swash

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      I know many have said this but, Brate’s cap figure is a problem.

    • BadabingBucs

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      I know many have said this but, Brate’s cap figure is a problem.

      id be quite surprised if Brate doesn’t restructure similar to last year at the 4-4.5M range, saving the team $2M. No way we want to cut him with Gronk and OJ injury issues and Cam’s chemistry with Tom. Question becomes if Cam wants to remain on the team or go to a team with better chance to play more. I’d think hed want to remain playing with the GOAT and again of the off chance of the top 2 guys missing time.

      The Bucs will have to make another move either with JPP or Godwin in terms of extensions. Right now we are up against the cap and will need about $7M for draft picks, another $3M for Antonio Brown and Blaine Gabbert (assuming they structure with some voidable years. I’d say they are worth about $6.5-$7M in total – Antonio should get $5M)

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