The Buccaneers' first practice squad of the Lovie Smith era will likely reflect the principles Smith employed as he transforms the roster.
"Speed in space," the return of the Tampa 2 and more athletic offensive linemen are some of the key tenants of the new regime. No doubt Smith and general manager Jason Licht plan to build this year's practice squad to develop players to fit the new schemes.
The practice squad is a haven for the team's athletically gifted but technically raw neophytes. Some of the Bucs' undrafted free agents were signed with this fate in mind.
Some of the players on this list simply are not ready for prime time. Others are on the losing end of the numbers game, particularly at positions the Bucs retooled this offseason, like offensive line and tight end.
Here are five players who are likely to fill Tampa's practice squad in 2014.