53-Man Roster Is Set; Bucs Cut A Draft Pick

August 31st, 2021

No real surprises on the Bucs’ official (for now) 53-man roster.

Cornerback/special teams hopeful Chris Wilcox and rookie seventh-round pick was cut, which was no surprise. The rest of the draft class will stick (for now).

Joe wrote about some cuts earlier today, Super Bowl returner Jaydon Mickens, veteran I-never-play backup QB Ryan Griffin, among others.

The Bucs have just 10 new players, which is incredibly light turnover. Hell, 20 new players would be light.

One newcomer is rookie kicker Jose Borregales, who is holding Ryan Succop’s place while he remains on the COVID list. Safety Chris Cooper and cornerback Dee Delaney were preseason standouts and made the team. Cooper opened a few eyes on special teams.

Kyle Trask is your third-string quarterback, in case Gators fans forgot. And receiver/special teamer Justin Watson is in the physically unable to perform list. He’s not expected to be healthy for months.

Is it kickoff yet? Joe is very antsy.

28 Responses to “53-Man Roster Is Set; Bucs Cut A Draft Pick”

  1. Bucs Orlando Says:

    So should we grab Cam as a great backup and pistol option?

  2. Bruce Blahak Says:

    20-0, joe

  3. Bruce Blahak Says:

    20-0, joe

  4. DBS Says:

    After what what he did in preseason I had no doubt Delaney was going to make the team. Also that Trask would be the third QB.

  5. PassingThru Says:

    @Bucs Orlando

    Hell no. Cam is absolute toast. He’s a noodle arm QB with bad mechanics, yielding poor accuracy.

  6. Marine Buc Says:

    I’ve been cheering for Grant Stuard to make the team. I really like the speed and high motor he plays with. Also a very solid tackler for a smaller LB…

    Nice work Grant. You beat the odds.

  7. geno711 Says:

    Agree with Passing Thru.
    Also, he has for whatever reason had more Covid-19 associations than other NFL players. May be luck of the draw or maybe he is a little more cavalier about protection.

    In any case, if he got it and brought it to the full quarterback room, then all of a sudden you are starting Chris Godwin at QB instead of a real QB.
    To me why take that chance on a guy that lost arm strength.

  8. JA Says:

    Mickens was far from fleet footed, but he was sure handed. With so few punts returned for big yards and kickoffs a near non factor, it’s more important than ever to not drop punts.
    Darden’s 47th rating for catchable dropped passes in college doesn’t bide well for a guy that will soon be paid to catch each and every punt. His multiple drops in the Tennessee scrimmage seemed to confirm his low college rating.
    Hope I’m wrong to worry about Darden’s future abilities based on disconcerting past performances, but for the reasons listed above I’ll take hands over feet in the NFL return game.

  9. Wild Bill Says:

    More cuts to come when the covid players come back.

  10. CalBucsFan Says:

    What about Mr. Irrelevant himself, LB Grant Stuard, is he still on the roster?

  11. Wild Bill Says:

    Cam ran too often and took a beating. Not the same player now.

  12. SlyPirate Says:

    Bump Trask to #2.
    -Get him the experience.
    -Gabbert already knows the system.
    -If TB12 goes down the season’s over.

  13. Beeej Says:

    Running qb’s rarely play into they’re 30’s, mostly because they never acquired the skills to be a REAL QB, which become painfully obvious when they can’t run a 4.3 40 anymore

  14. SB~LV Says:

    Stuart ?
    I love a underdog story but that guy is too slow for a NFL roster spot

  15. Bird Says:

    Yah. I think stuart is toast once those 3-4 covid players come back
    Watford wont most likely so thats 3.
    Kicker toast once succop back so thats 2 more cuts coming

    Leverette and of course suh ey and succop will make it

  16. Crickett Baker Says:

    I,too, am very happy Marine that Stuard made the roster. I saw some really good tackling and speed and awareness from him in the preseason. No one seemed to mention him much but he showed me some stuff.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Got a hunch there’ll probably be a lot of churning in those last 5 or so roster spots. Suh, Leverett & Succop will surely be back on the roster as soon as they clear the COVID-19 protocol. And with so many cuts from other teams, surely JL will grab 1 or 2 FAs to further strengthen our depth.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not so fast

  19. IrishMist Says:

    At least Cam can fall back on his career modeling Russian women’s leisure wear.

  20. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    Other teams are dropping players, so I would expect to see a few surprises added to the roster. The Bucs just re-worked Evan’s contract (if I am remembering that correctly), so the Bucs may be creating the cap space they need to pick up some specific players.

  21. TOM Says:

    S T U A R D Jeez

  22. TOM Says:

    Cam sucks. Enough already.

  23. Tampa Brady Fan Says:

    IrishMist, you got it right. He’ll be a new Victoria’s Secret model too. He’s got his post game career set up. Haha. 🤣

  24. BuccaneerButters Says:

    I’ve been saying it for years now regarding Cam. The only reason he was successful for so long was his size. You have a linebacker at quarterback essentially, alas those hits add up and if you don’t have the throwing skills to fall back on, which it seems most running qbs don’t, then they burn out. Until proven otherwise, this is a 3rd and long league. If you can get a fresh set of downs on 3rd and long throwing, you’ll be fine

  25. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Kicker Jose Borregales needs to get some air under his balls.
    He may have got away with a low take off in College, but that will kill you in the NFL.

  26. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Chris@Apple, you say some air under his balls like it’s a bad thing.

  27. Bbro Says:

    The ole jab from free shoes “in case Gator fans forgot” oh how I look forward to the day of all you nay sayers eating your words.

  28. Bbro Says:

    Trasks play isn’t a 10 but it’s climbing. I’m proud he hasn’t been caught stealing food or sued in court etc for actions unbecoming 😉