TAMPA, Fla. -- Here’s a player-by-player look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 53-man roster:
Jameis Winston: He’s the new franchise quarterback and how he plays will dictate how the Bucs fare this season.
Mike Glennon: He’s a quality backup who has started 18 games over the past two seasons.
RUNNING BACK (5)
Doug Martin: Had an outstanding training camp and preseason and is looking to get back to what he was as a rookie in 2012.
Charles Sims: Probably will be used as a pass-catching specialist out of the backfield.
Bobby Rainey: A decent backup who brings lots of value on special teams.
Mike James: Might end up being the short-yardage and goal-line specialist.
Jorvorskie Lane: The only true fullback on a team that doesn’t use the fullback much.
WIDE RECEIVER (5)
Vincent Jackson: A veteran who still is capable of putting up big numbers.
Mike Evans: Should only improve on a very good rookie season.
Louis Murphy: Likely to be the third receiver.
Russell Shepard: A special teams ace who showed signs in the preseason that he can contribute as a receiver.
Adam Humphries: Undrafted free agent who could end up with some playing time in the slot and as a return man.
TIGHT END (3)
Austin Seferian-Jenkins: If healthy, he could double or triple the 21 catches he had as a rookie.
Brandon Myers: A quality backup who can catch passes and block.
Luke Stocker: A blocking specialist who could also get some playing time at fullback.
OFFENSIVE LINE (9)
Demar Dotson: Will miss several games as he recovers from a knee injury, but will return as the starting right tackle.
Logan Mankins: Needs to have a better season than he did last year.
Evan Smith: A dependable starter at center.
Ali Marpet: The rookie out of Division III Hobart will start at right guard.
Donovan Smith: The Bucs will hand the important left tackle position to the rookie from Penn State.
Gosder Cherilus: Veteran who was brought in late and is likely to start in Dotson’s absence.
Kevin Pamphile: Likely to be the backup left tackle.
Jeremiah Warren: Has good value because he can play guard and center.
Eric Kush: Was with Kansas City the past two seasons and can play center or guard.
DEFENSIVE LINE (9)
Gerald McCoy: An All-Pro who is in his prime.
George Johnson: A part-time player in Detroit last year, the Bucs are counting on Johnson as a starter.
Jacquies Smith: Had 6.5 sacks last year and will be in a starting role.
Tony McDaniel: Should be a rotational player at defensive tackle.
Clinton McDonald: Likely to start next to McCoy.
Henry Melton: A former Pro Bowler who will be used as a situational pass rusher in the middle.
T.J. Fatinikun: The top backup at defensive end.
William Gholston: Switched from defensive end to defensive tackle and should get some playing time as a rotational player.
Kourtnei Brown: A waiver claim who has bounced around the league since 2012, Brown showed some promise this preseason while with Houston.
Lavonte David: One of the best outside linebackers in the NFL.
Kwon Alexander: A rookie who will start right away at middle linebacker.
Danny Lansanah: Despite challenges, he keeps holding on to the starting job at strong side linebacker.
Bruce Carter: Will be the top backup in the middle and on the strong side.
Jeremiah George: A waiver claim from Jacksonville who should get a spot on special teams.
James-Michael Johnson: A waiver claim from Kansas City, Johnson has made 18 starts in four seasons.
DEFENSIVE BACK (9)
Alterraun Verner: The team’s top cornerback.
Johnthan Banks: Blossomed last year and Bucs are hoping his development continues.
Sterling Moore: Should get plenty of playing time as a nickelback.
Bradley McDougald: Has secured a job as a starting safety.
Major Wright: Still competing for the other starting safety spot.
Chris Conte: Likely will see most of his action on special teams.
D.J. Swearinger: Has a shot to be a starter at strong safety.
Keith Tandy: Should be a regular on special teams.
K Kyle Brindza: Bucs took a gamble on this undrafted rookie.
P Jacob Schum: Beat out Michael Koenen for the punting job.
LS Andrew DePaola: A dependable long snapper.