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Final Buccaneers 53-man roster prediction

The Buccaneers will start the process of releasing and waiving players on Friday to get down to the final 53. Here's our final prediction of how the roster will look.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just over a week away from their first regular season game in 2014, so before that can happen, Jason Licht and Lovie Smith need to finalize a 53-man roster.

And with releases, injured reserve placements and possibly even trades bound to happen all weekend, here's one final prediction of which current Buccaneers are most likely to make the roster. Keep in mind that even once the 53-man roster is named, other changes can still occur, and the Bucs may sign outside players at any time during this process.

Position First Second Third Fourth
QB Josh McCown Mike Glennon
RB Doug Martin Bobby Rainey Charles Sims Mike James
FB Jorvorskie Lane
WR Vincent Jackson Chris Owusu Robert Herron
WR Mike Evans Louis Murphy Solomon Patton
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Luke Stocker Brandon Myers
OT Anthony Collins Demar Dotson Kevin Pamphile Jamon Meredith
OG Logan Mankins Patrick Omameh Rishaw Johnson Kadeem Edwards
C Evan Dietrich-Smith
DE Michael Johnson Steven Means
DE Adrian Clayborn William Gholston
DT Gerald McCoy Da'Quan Bowers
DT Clinton McDonald Akeem Spence
LB Lavonte David Ka'Lial Glaud
LB Mason Foster Danny Lansanah
LB Jonathan Casillas Dane Fletcher
CB Alterraun Verner Mike Jenkins Anthony Gaitor
CB Johnthan Banks Rashaan Melvin
SCB Leonard Johnson
S Mark Barron Bradley McDougald Keith Tandy
S Dashon Goldson Major Wright
K Patrick Murray
P Michael Koenen
LS Andrew DePaola

Stay tuned to Bucs Nation all day as we bring you up-to-the-minute news on which players have been released.