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Bucs' 53-man roster projection includes lots of help for Tom Brady

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers open training camp on July 28 at the Advent Health Training Center in Tampa, Florida. They missed the playoffs after going 7-9 last season, but they return all 11 starters on defense (and 86.9% of defensive snaps, second in the NFL) and eight on offense. One of the new starters on offense is quarterback Tom Brady, who has two returning 1,000-yard receivers at his new digs. He also has been joined by a certain tight end with whom he is familiar. Here's a 53-man projection.


QUARTERBACK (3): Tom Brady, Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Griffin

Brady will start, with Gabbert continuing to serve as a backup after missing all of last season with a dislocated shoulder. Look for the Bucs to keep a third quarterback, with the possibility this player will be quarantined throughout the season due to the pandemic.