Flynn's Focus: Who Won't Make the Cut?

August 26 – The time has come for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coaching staff to trim their roster down from 84 active players to just 65. Which 19 players will be walking the plank on Monday? Buccaneer Magazine staff writer Jim Flynn predicts which players will be cut in this week's addition of Flynn's Focus.

Here is a list of 19 Bucs' players I have compiled on the eve of the first of two roster cuts to come in the next 10 days. The Buccaneers and the other 30 NFL teams are required to cut their rosters down to 65 by Tuesday, August 28, however, head coach Tony Dungy has traditionally made his roster cuts one day before the required cut down date.

1) Punter Andrew Bayes

2) Cornerback Antonious Bonner

3) Offensive tackle DeMarcus Curry

4) Tight end Dauntae' Finger

5) Guard/Center Shane Grice

6) Left tackle Brian Gruber

7) Wide receiver Gerald Harris

8) Defensive tackle Terry Jolly

9) Offensive tackle Kendall Mack

10) Fullback Leroy McFadden

11) Defensive tackle Mike McKenzie

12) Safety Than Merrill

13) Tight end David Newman

14) Wide receiver Jacquay Nunnally

15) Running back Pepe Pearson

16) Defensive end Joe Tafoya

17) Linebacker Byron Thweatt

18) Defensive end Ron Warner

19) Wide receiver Alex Willis

The Buccaneers will be required to cut their roster down to 53 players on Tuesday, September 4.


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