The Tampa Bay Buccaneers must cut their roster to 75 by 4 p.m. ET Tuesday and to 53 by 4 p.m. ET Saturday. Here's a final 53-man roster projection:
The Bucs go with three quarterbacks, like they did last season. It should be noted that Griffin isn't practice-squad eligible.
The final running back spot came down to Barber or Russell Hansbrough. Barber, a powerful inside runner, gets the edge based on the first three preseason games and his work on special teams.
Louis Murphy will begin the season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. After a strong start to camp, Kenny Bell misses the cut. Humphries clinches the starting punt returner job, along with the slot receiver job. Dye clinches the starting kick returner spot, although his hamstring injury may mean he's not ready for Week 1, depending on what an MRI shows Monday. If that's the case, a roster spot opens up for Reedy. Evan Spencer's knee injury makes for a tough decision. He performed well enough in camp to make the squad, but the team needs healthy bodies.
Brate and Seferian-Jenkins are 1 and 2 or 1a and 1b, while Stocker is the team's best run blocker. Vitale gets the fourth and final tight end spot over Brandon Myers because of his upside and special-teams play.
The team's starting left guard, J.R. Sweezy, will begin the season on the reserve/PUP list with a back injury, and Pamphile will start in his spot. Allen's work in the third preseason game -- starting and playing 40 snaps at left guard -- earns him a spot.
It came down to Kourtnei Brown and Jones for the final spot, and while Brown is a solid player, Jones offers more upside from a pure pass-rushing standpoint. He had a strong camp and preseason. The Bucs have far more depth along the defensive line than they've had in years.
Injuries to Smith and Bond means the Bucs are likely to keep seven linebackers instead of six. Micah Awe misses the cut but had a strong camp and would make a great practice-squad candidate.
Despite a strong third preseason game, Johnthan Banks misses the cut, with Robinson getting the nod. Adjei-Barimah's ability to play outside and nickel also gives him a leg up. Keep an eye out for what the Bucs do with Verner if the team is content with Hargreaves and Grimes as the two starters.
Tandy’s versatility earns him a roster spot once again, while Smith’s coverage skills and quickness as a former cornerback earn him the job, despite dealing with an injury early on in camp. Veteran Major Wright misses the cut.
Anger averaged 44.1 net yards per punt this preseason -- fourth in the NFL -- with an overall average of 48.7. Last season's punter, Jacob Schum, had a net average of 39.5 with an overall average of 41.0.