The Buccaneers have their depth chart posted on their website. After removing the seven players involved in Tuesday’s transactions, here’s what it looks like:
Post 75-man Depth Chart
WR: Vincent Jackson, Kevin Ogletree, Chris Owusu
LT: Donald Penn, Mike Remmers
LG: Carl Nicks, Cody Wallace, Roger Allen
C: Jeremy Zuttah, Ted Larsen, Jace Daniels
RG: Davin Joseph, Jamon Meredith
RT: Demar Dotson, Gabe Carimi
TE: Luke Stocker, Tom Crabtree, Nate Byham, Danny Noble, Tim Wright
WR: Mike Williams, Tiquan Underwood, David Douglas, Eric Page
QB: Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon, Dan Orlovsky
RB: Doug Martin, Brian Leonard, Mike James, Peyton Hillis
FB: Erik Lorig
LDE: Da'Quan Bowers, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, William Gholston
DT: Gerald McCoy, Derek Landri, Lazarius Levingston
DT: Gary Gibson, Akeem Spence, Matthew Masifilo, Andre Neblett
RDE: Adrian Clayborn, Aaron Morgan, Steven Means, Trevor Scott
SLB: Dekoda Watson, Jonathan Casillas, Ka'lial Glaud
MLB: Mason Foster, Najee Goode, Dom DeCicco
WLB: Lavonte David, Adam Hayward
LCB: Darrelle Revis, Danny Gorrer, Rashaan Melvin, Deveron Carr, Mason Robinson
RCB: Leonard Johnson, Johnthan Banks, Michael Adams, Anthony Gaitor
SS: Mark Barron, Cody Grimm, Sean Baker
FS: Dashon Goldson, Ahmad Black, Keith Tandy
P: Michael Koenen, Chas Henry
K: Lawrence Tynes, Derek Dimke, Rian Lindell
KO: Michael Koenen
H: Michael Koenen
LS: Andrew Economos, Andrew DePaola
PR: Eric Page, David Douglas
KR: Mike James, Tiquan Underwood
Previewing the 53-Man Roster Cuts
Playing general manager is a wonderful game, but remember only Mark Dominik gets paid to make the decisions, and only he has all the answers. Here's a look at how the Buccaneers might get to 53 players.
- Dan Orlovsky, QB: The Buccaneers would like to make it through the season with just two quarterbacks on the roster. Mike Glennon has played well enough to make Orlovsky expendable.
- David Douglas, WR: Douglas, even with his late-game heroics in the third preseason game, just can't climb the depth chart fast enough. There's too much talent ahead of him.
- Nate Byham, TE: Byham was probably the front-runner for the third tight end spot early in camp, but Noble came on strong late.
- Tim Wright, TE: Wright moved from wide receiver to tight end prior to camp and didn't fare well. Ultimately, however, it was dropped passes that did Wright in, meaning the position change shouldn't have mattered much.
- Cody Wallace, OL: Wallace lost the battle for the ninth offensive line spot to Mike Remmers, who had a much better preseason.
- Roger Allen, OL: Allen's contract was terminated in May and he was re-signed in June. Now he's on his way out again.
- Jace Daniels, OL: Daniels seemed befuddled at times while run blocking and didn't make up for it in pass protection.
- Aaron Morgan, DE: You can't make the team from the training table, and Morgan hasn't been active yet in preseason action.
- Lazarius Levingston, DT: Levingston hasn't impressed at all in run defense and doesn't get into the backfield enough to make up for it.
- Matthew Masifilo, DT: There just isn't enough room on this roster for a fifth defensive tackle.
- Andre Neblett, DT: See Masifilo above, but also know that Neblett, the tryout player, wasn't good enough at stopping the run in preseason games.
- Ka'lial Glaud, LB: Glaud only played 39 snaps in the first three preseason games and has too much depth in front of him.
- Dom DeCicco, LB: DeCicco didn't "wow" anyone and only played a very limited 18 defensive snaps through three preseason games.
- Anthony Gaitor, CB: Gaitor is buried too far down on the depth chart at cornerback.
- Mason Robinson, CB: Robinson felt like just a camp body when he was brought in. His limited time on the field proved that.
- Cody Grimm, S: Grimm has two issues: 1) a problem staying healthy 2) the packed depth chart at safety ahead of him.
- Sean Baker, S: Baker didn't play much at all (just 31 snaps in the first three preseason games) and didn't do much with his time on the field.
- Lawrence Tynes, K: Tynes is dealing with a staph infection in his toe. Not a good situation for a kicker.
- Rian Lindell, K: Dimke is the guy in Tampa Bay. After the preseason Lindell will have to go.
- Chas Henry, P: No team needs two punters and Koenen is one of the best.
- Andrew DePaola, LS: There's only room for one long snapper on the team.