Another position battle at the bottom of the roster is brewing at cornerback. The Bucs are likely to keep five cornerbacks, and could even keep six if they really can't say goodbye to one talent. Four of those spots are taken: Aqib Talib, Ronde Barber, E.J. Biggers and Myron Lewis have nothing to fear.
In fact, I could even say the fifth spot is likely taken. Anthony Gaitor has had a terrific preseason, and deserves to be on the roster. The seventh-round pick was all over the field making tackles and breaking up passes. He always seems excited to be out there, which mirrors Raheem Morris' personality. I'd be shocked if Gaitor doesn't make this roster.
Behind those five guys, two players are battling for one last roster spot: Elbert Mack and D.J. Johnson. Both players have had good preseasons, although Mack has shown up more. But we all know Mack's limitations: he's not very good once the real bullets start flying, and should only really be used as an emergency slot cornerback in my opinion. He's a scrappy fighter, but he simply lacks some talent.
D.J. Johnson on the other hand has a lot more physical tools and has looked good this preseason. They kept him on the practice squad for most of last season, and that may be where he ultimately ends up, but a great preseason performance in the final game could push him onto the roster.