Flynn's Focus

August 31 – The preseason is over and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to release 19 players by Sunday in order to meet the NFL-mandated roster limit of 53. What Bucs will make the cut? Which ones won't? Take a peek at what Tampa Bay's regular season 53-man roster could look like in this installment of Flynn's Focus.

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Tampa Bay must cut 19 players by 4:00 p.m. Sunday in order to get its roster down to the NFL-mandated limit of 53 players. The Bucs have some tough decisions to make, but here's how I see Tampa Bay 53-man roster shaking out.

QUARTERBACKS (3)

IN: Brad Johnson, Rob Johnson, Shaun King

OUT: None


RUNNING BACKS (3)

IN: Michael Pittman, Aaron Stecker, Travis Stephens

OUT: Zain Gilmore


FULLBACKS (2)

IN: Mike Alstott, Jameel Cook

OUT: Ken Walker


WIDE RECEIVERS (6)

IN: Keyshawn Johnson, Keenan McCardell, Joe Jurevicius, WR/KR Frank Murphy, Marquise Walker, WR/PR Karl Williams

OUT: Aaron Lockett, Jermale Kelly


TIGHT ENDS (3)

IN: Ken Dilger, Marco Battaglia, Todd Yoder

OUT: Tracey Wistrom, Kyle Kipps


OFFENSIVE TACKLES (4)

IN: RT Kenyatta Walker, LTRoman Oben, T Pete Pierson, T/G Cornell Green,

OUT: LT Lomas Brown


OFFENSIVE GUARDS (4)

IN: LG Kerry Jenkins, RG Cosey Coleman, G Russ Hochstein, G/C Todd Washington,

OUT: Yusuf Scott


OFFENSIVE CENERS (2)

IN: Jeff Christy, Zack Quaccia

OUT: None


DEFENSIVE TACKLES (3)

IN: UT Warren Sapp, NT Anthony McFarland, UT Chartric Darby

OUT: Buck Gurley, Tommie Townsend


DEFENSIVE ENDS (5)

IN: LE Marcus Jones, RE Simeon Rice, DE Greg Spires, DE/DT Ellis Wyms, DE Ron Warner

OUT: Corey Smith, Cedric Pittman


LINEBACKERS (6)

IN: ROLB Derrick Brooks, MLB Shelton Quarles, LOLB Al Singleton, MLB Nate Webster, SLB Ryan Nece, SLB Jack Golden

OUT: Joe Todd, Justin Smith, Tony Ortiz


CORNERBACKS (4)

IN: Ronde Barber, Brian Kelly, Dwight Smith, Terrell Buckley

OUT: Corey Ivy, Corey Chamblin, Tim Wansley


SAFETIES (5)

IN: SS John Lynch, FS Dexter Jackson, S Jermaine Phillips, S John Howell, S David Gibson

OUT: DB Dwayne Stukes,


KICKER (1)

IN: Martin Gramatica

OUT: None


PUNTER (1)

IN: Tom Tupa

OUT: None


LONG SNAPPER (1)

IN: Mike Solwold

OUT: None


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