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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Initial 53-Man Roster

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut down to their first 53-man roster of the 2011 season. This isn't the final roster yet, as the Bucs are sure to add a number of players over the next days. Last year, the Bucs picked up eventual starters Legarrette Blount and Ted Larsen on waivers after the final roster cuts. They're sure to pick up a number of players in the next few days. 

Meanwhile, the Bucs have a lack of players at some roster spots, and an excess of players at others. They have only two tight ends on the roster, while Greg Olson likes to run a tight-end heavy offense. The Bucs are likely to add a player there, while they have a massive surplus of defensive backs. They have five safeties and seven cornerbacks, and could surely stand to lose one. 


Quarterback (2): Josh Freeman, Josh Johnson

Running Back (4): Legarrette Blount, Earnest Graham, Kregg Lumpkin, Allen Bradford

Fullback (1): Erik Lorig

Tight end (2): Kellen Winslow, Luke Stocker

Wide Receiver (6): Mike Williams, Arrelious Benn, Dezmon Briscoe, Sammie Stroughter, Micheal Spurlock, Preston Parker

Offensive Tackle (4): Donald Penn, Jeremy Trueblood, James Lee, Demar Dotson

Offensive Guard (4): Ted Larsen, Davin Joseph, Jeremy Zuttah, Derek Hardman

Center (1): Jeff Faine

Defensive Tackle (4): Gerald McCoy, Roy Miller, Frank Okam, Brian Price

Defensive End (5): Adrian Clayborn, Michael Bennett, Da'Quan Bowers, Tim Crowder, George Johnson

Linebacker (5): Quincy Black, Mason Foster, Geno Hayes, Dekoda Watson, Adam Hayward

Cornerback (7): Ronde Barber, Aqib Talib, E.J. Biggers, Myron Lewis, Elbert Mack, D.J. Johnson, Anthony Gaitor

Safety (5): Sean Jones, Cody Grimm, Larry Asante, Corey Lynch, Devin Holland

Punter (1): Michael Koenen

Kicker (1): Connor Barth

Longsnapper (1): Christian Yount (Andrew Economos on PUP)