Your 2017 Buccaneers 53-Man Roster

September 2nd, 2017

Bernard Reedy is in

Here is the official list!

Of course, look for changes soon as the Bucs work the waiver wire.

Defensive linemen (10) – Gerald McCoy, Chris Baker, Clinton McDonald, Channing Ward, Robert Ayers, Noah Spence, Will Gholston, Ryan Russell, Jacquies Smith, Sealver Siliga

Linebackers (6) – Kwon Alexander, Lavonte David, Kendell Beckwith, Adarius Glanton, Devante Bond, Cameron Lynch

Cornerback  (6) – Vernon Hargreaves, Brent Grimes, Robert McClain, Javien Elliott, Ryan Smith, Josh Robinson

Safety (4) – T.J. Ward, Keith Tandy, Chris Conte, Justin Evans

Offensive line (9) Donovan Smith, J.R. Sweezy, Kevin Pamphile, Ali Marpet, Demar Dotson, Caleb Benenoch, Evans Smith, Joe Hawley, Leonard Wester

Wide receiver (5) – Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin, Adam Humphries, Bernard Reedy

Tight ends (5) – O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate, Luke Stocker, Anthony Auclair, Alan Cross

Running Backs (3) – Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers, Peyton Barber (Doug Martin is suspended for three weeks and wouldn’t count on the roster until after that.)

Quarterbacks (3) – Jameis Winston, Ryan Griffin, Ryan Fitzpatrick (Griffin could go on injured reserve tomorrow and that would open a roster spot).

Special Teams (2) – Bryan Anger, Nick Folk

71 Responses to “Your 2017 Buccaneers 53-Man Roster”

  1. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Who is the LS?
    Presumably, they bring one of the training camp guys back tomorrow.–Joe

  2. R.O. Says:

    No surprises…

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    I’d never keep 5 TEs in Madden, Licht is doing it all wrong.

  4. bucs_365 Says:

    Griffin will go to IR tomorrow, then they can resign either Sanborn or DePaola. That’s the LS situation. Of course, I guess other LS may have been released who they like better… but anyway, tomorrow we’ll know.

  5. bucs_365 Says:

    Cross is a FB and special teams guy. Auclair is too talented to let go. Stocker is too good of a blocker. It’s really 4 TEs and a FB.

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    One time for the 🍁 leaf..

  7. K_bassuka Says:

    Damn Fitzpatrick.

  8. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Josh Robinson is listed as a cb on buccaneers website. Not a safety.

  9. tnew Says:

    Channing Ward is kind of a surprise for me as well as Jaq Smith making the 53 coming off the PUP. 3 Running backs is a little light.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    Jaq smith is still on the PUP, but that counts towards the 53.

    I’m guessing one of those LBs will be cut to make room for a long snapper. And yea, Josh Robinson is a cornerback, not safety (unless he’s getting the Ryan smith treatment).

  11. RayJameisStadium Says:

    I’m hoping the local guy Garrison makes it. He’ll get to win a Super Bowl with the home team.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    bucs_365 – Yeah I know, I was just using the fact I’m a Madden vet (been playing it since ’88 on the PC brah) to give myself some fake credibility, like my Madden experience means anything.

    I do know this however, if I was running the franchise I’d tank for a year then trade all my picks for future picks, then repeat and repeat for a few years until I had like 15 first round picks one year and then I’d own the draft.

    Oh wait, my Madden experience is good for something, I could be the GM of the Browns!

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well, I got 49 of 53 right. Not too bad I guess.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – I got 110 of 100 right, because I give everything 110%.

  15. gilhealy Says:

    Munch, that’s funny stuff.

  16. LocalJoker Says:


    DE Smith will be removed from active PUP before the season starts and added to the 53. If he can’t he will be moved to reserve PUP which does not count against the 53, but cannot be activated for 6 weeks.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Rod Munch…

    …I admit, that was funny. I wanted a snappy comeback…but that’s something I can never do better than your name does 😉

    (Just messin’)

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    Looks like Care Ride will be looking for a new driver.

  19. gilhealy Says:

    got the response in a tad late. the Madden thing was funny. anyway, man, the Gators offense looks horrible again.

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    I would consider Ward, Lynch and a QB as possibly “vulnerable.”

  21. unbelievable Says:

    Oh I see what you’re saying localjoker.

    I have to refresh myself on some of those intricacies every season.

  22. gilhealy Says:

    Bonzai, that’s not a bad %. I kinda figured they’d like Auclair too much to let him go. The balls gonna be in their hands a lot this year, and good depth, and looks like real Good depth, is gonna help. We looked pretty pedestrian after Brate got hurt late last season. I’m thinking Auclair is nasty tough. Seems that way to me.

  23. NFLNut Says:

    Who or what is “Madden”?

  24. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I really wanted another chance to see the guy from Tunisia Abdel?

  25. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    This #93 of the gators has an UNBELIEVABLE get off. Looks like GMC out there

  26. gilhealy Says:

    Mike, I”ve got no dog in the fight, but Michigan pretty much said “how ya doin’ boy’s” all day. If not for the two gift pick 6’s, this one’s uglier.

  27. gilhealy Says:

    …but yea, #93’s quick

  28. Defense Rules Says:

    No real surprises except for Ward (I assume they kept 10 DLinemen because of Jack Smith’s return being unknown at the moment … but he must be close). Assume they kept 6 LB because of Bond’s status (he is still injured?). And tnew, 3 RBs is a little light, but it’s only for 3 games until Martin returns. Plus they used to count FB (Cross?) as being part of the RB stable I believe. All in all we’ve got a very good starting rotation on offense & defense it looks like, plus our depth has improved over last year. Outside corner & Tackle depth is still an issue I think, but our starters there are pretty solid.

  29. gilhealy Says:

    NFLNUT, it’s the king of video game football. I’ve never played. Too many buttons.

  30. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I’m an FSU fan. But I can’t get over how quick that DT is.

  31. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I don’t think any1 will be drafting Florida offensive lineman any time soon. Lol

  32. NFLNut Says:

    I played Tecmo Bowl back in the day … just enough buttons!

  33. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Gators offense was laughable today. Defense played well. Offense was offensive.

  34. BucsCanada Says:

    Anthony Auclair Made me so proud to be a Bucs fan !!!! Go Bucs!!!

  35. Newsome Says:

    Who is the long snapper?

  36. LifeOfABucFan Says:


    There’s a awesome Buc fan from Canada with a real cool website..he’s on twitter as allthingsbucs ….

  37. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Find out tomorrow. Or maybe read the top of this thread???????

  38. Howard Cosell Says:

    One of these sounds is not like the others,
    One of these sounds doesn’t belong,
    Can you tell which thing is not like the others?

    *Ryan Fitzpatrick

  39. gilhealy Says:

    Mike, I’m a ‘nole man myself, but just dropped my boy off in Gainesville to start his college life. So I can root for them until the last game, sort of. I like our chances tonite if we give Francois time. That kid sits in the pocket and takes the shots. Too many last year. But give him time…I think it’ll be the defense that makes the difference. Good or bad. I never know about the db’s. We’ll see.

  40. Doctor Stroud Says:

    @Joe(s): this list seems to reflect the depth chart as well. For example, is Godwin officially listed ahead of Humphries?

  41. Owlykat Says:

    Glad to see Auclair made it and our lousy 5th round bust by Licht didn’t. Jalen should have been too. Surely there is one Safety on the waiver wire now that can tackle better than Jalen!

  42. Blake_bucsfan Says:


    Jesus I hope that you aren’t talking about Jalen Ramsey. We had no shot at the guy, and that was 2 years ago. Get over it.

  43. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Ignore him. He’s a Jason Licht hater. Always trolling and talking out his azz

  44. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    This FSU line is gonna get Frenchy killed. SMH

  45. SCBucsFan Says:

    Seferian Jenkins and Johnathan Banks cut too

  46. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    SCBucs,,wow!! ASJ out??!! wow..

  47. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Oh wait..SCBucs..just read he’s suspended first two games but not to find out more..

  48. SCBucsFan Says:

    Thanks, was just reading the cuts and he was on it but I might be wrong

  49. BucfanInCa Says:

    Owlykat is a tool. Wanted Tebow back in the day

  50. cometowin2 Says:

    The only surprises to me are Auclair and Siliga making it. There still likely on the bubble when Licht picks up a few players waived by other teams. Would of been nice if George Johnson would of amounted to something here.

    Hopefully JMAC, Dye, Huff, Liedke, Sefo, Bullough, Josh Allen, and Abdesmad makes the practice squad. Two new defensive additions from other teams waived players.

    A cool contest would be the Joe’s gets a autographed jersey from Jameis to the person that get’s closest to the actual practice squad. Here’s my entry!!

  51. cometowin2 Says:

    This reveals much on the 2018 draft. RB, OT, DT, DE and CB top needs. Let’s play some football!!! GO BUCS!!!!

  52. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Derwin James is an animal

  53. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Ball game. Fire the special teams coordinator.

  54. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Fluck FSU special teams.

  55. Dano74 Says:

    Special Teams doomed them. They need to make the score closer so they don’t drop much in polls.

  56. BucEmUp Says:

    Its pretty obvious the defense has been neglected in the draft. Time to start adding some top shelf talent on the line and dbs. Lbs look good. Cb is super thin, lots of boom or bust potential on d line.

  57. Dano74 Says:

    DE JSmith was taken off PUP. I wonder if he will play game 1. I wish Licht would of drafted DE in the 2nd Rd!

  58. USFBUC Says:

    I wouldn’t knock the Browns too much they have added a ton of talent to their team and are making trading and roster management an art.

  59. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    Our newest thumper… DJ Ward… Who does he replace?

  60. Brad Says:

    Replaces conte

  61. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    Sorry… T.J. Ward

  62. Maze Says:

    I can’t believe Martin made it. Jose must be losing their mind

  63. Dano74 Says:

    Is that confirmed or no

  64. Dano74 Says:

    About TJ Ward

  65. Maze Says:

    *Joe’s haha. still love ya almost as much I believe in Dougie

  66. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Yes it is confirmed Dano, well, in a sense. He is reportedly expected to sign with us. Which, in these days, is basically a confirmation.

    And upon knowing that, Kudos to Licht for pouncing on a Rangy Thumper of a safety, while at the same time adding a 3 time probowler type talent into our secondary.

    Which is a definite win for us.

  67. Dano74 Says:

    Wow! Bucs getting TJ Ward makes me feel better after watching my Noles self-destruct.

  68. Dano74 Says:

    I hope they do something about DE

  69. Mr. E Nigma Says:

    I guess “The Eraser” wasn’t ready.

  70. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    Joe… please use the word “Thumper” in your waking headlines… I think some of the fun of being a part of your site is that you involve us… “Thumper T.J. Ward”!

  71. Scott99 Says:

    So sad that you have to make up stuff and insult Joe.–Joe