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Buccaneers latest depth chart has Patrick Omameh as starting guard

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers published their "unofficial" depth chart ahead of their first regular season game on Sunday, against the Carolina Panthers.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released their first depth chart of the regular season. This is an 'unofficial' depth chart, even though they send it out as part of a press release to every journalist. Kind of odd, but it signals that they have no obligation to actually hold to that depth chart. As far as I know, they could completely flip on game day. They won't, but they could.

The depth chart carried only a few changes from the last time they published one. Austin Seferian-Jenkins is now listed as the second tight end, ahead of Luke Stocker but still behind Brandon Myers. It also means that Patrick Omameh is still listed as the right guard, although the Bucs are trying to obfuscate whether he or Rishaw Johnson, or even someone else will start at that position.

One oddity that I still don't get is the Bucs' insistence that Mike Jenkins must be the starting cornerback ahead of Johnthan Banks, even though the latter has had a pretty good preseason, Jenkins has not been very good in the past, and has also missed almost all of the preseason with a hamstring injury. We'll see whether that sticks, but it's a little surprising nonetheless.

Also worth noting: Oniel Cousins is now the backup right tackle, after working at left guard for all of preseason. Apparently, one he lost his starting job to Logan Mankins, he also fell down the depth chart behind rookie Kadeem Edwards. I'm still not entirely sure as to why the Bucs are hanging on to Cousins.


LDE Adrian Clayborn William Gholston
DT Gerald McCoy Da'Quan Bowers
DT Clinton McDonald Akeem Spence
RDE Michael Johnson Steven Means Scott Solomon
SLB Jonathan Casillas Danny Lansanah
MLB Mason Foster Dane Fletcher
WLB Lavonte David Danny Lansanah
CB Alterraun Verner Rashaan Melvin
CB Mike Jenkins Johnthan Banks
CB Leonard Johnson Quinton Pointer
SS Mark Barron Bradley McDougald
FS Dashon Goldson Keith Tandy


WR Vincent Jackson Louis Murphy Robert Herron
LT Anthony Collins Kevin Pamphile
LG Logan Mankins Kadeem Edwards
C Evan Dietrich-Smith Garrett Gilkey
RG Patrick Omameh Rishaw Johnson
RT Demar Dotson Oniel Cousins
TE Brandon Myers Austin Seferian-Jenkins Luke Stocker
WR Mike Evans Chris Owusu Russell Shepard
QB Josh McCown Mike Glennon
RB Doug Martin Bobby Rainey Charles Sims Mike James
FB Jorvorskie Lane

Special Teams

POS FIRST Second Third
P Michael Koenen Patrick Murray
PK Patrick Murray Michael Koenen
KO Michael Koenen Patrick Murray
H Michael Koenen Patrick Murray
LS Andrew DePaola Dane Fletcher
PR Bobby Rainey
KR Chris Owusu Mike James Bobby Rainey