The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't announced their final 53-man roster yet, but we know what it looks like anyway. Or at least, we know if we can trust the Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman's reporting -- which squares both with common sense, and what's been reported elsewhere.
Auman initially reported a few individual cuts, but used today's open locker room to just deduce the entire Bucs' 53-man roster -- what with those who have been waived not being present in the locker room. Surprise! And then he posted it all on Twitter, because that's what Auman does.
The most surprising cut the Bucs made is probably fullback Dan Vitale, the team's sixth-round pick who did absolutely nothing this preseason. The team preferred to keep undrafted rookie Alan Cross, who also didn't do all that much.
Another move that everyone saw coming: Kenny Bell got cut. The wide receiver was a pretty promising fifth-round pick, but he missed all of last season with injury, and looked terrible this preseason. Basically, he struggled any time any kind of contact came into the equation.
The Bucs are also keeping a whopping 10 defensive linemen, and the group didn't include the promising young Kourtnei Brown. That's a lot of defensive linemen, which suggests we'll see a very heavy rotation this season.
Here's the Bucs' reported 53-man roster. Keep in mind that this will change as the Bucs are likely to pick players off waivers and sign a few street free agents throughout the season.
Buccaneers' reported 53-man roster
Quarterbacks: Jameis Winston, Mike Glennon, Ryan Griffin
Running backs: Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Mike James
Wide receivers: Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson, Adam Humphries, Russell Shepard, Evan Spencer (Louis Murphy on PUP)
Tight ends: Cameron Brate, Luke Stocker, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Brandon Myers, Alan Cross (fullback)
Offensive linemen: Demar Dotson, Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet, Kevin Pamphile, Joe Hawley, Evan Smith, Leonard Wester, Caleb Benenoch, Gosder Cherilus (J.R. Sweezy on PUP)
Defensive ends: Noah Spence, Robert Ayers, Jacquies Smith, William Gholston, Channing Ward, Howard Jones
Defensive tackles: Gerald McCoy, Clinton McDonald, Akeem Spence, Davonte Lambert
Linebackers: Lavonte David, Kwon Alexander, Daryl Smith, Devante Bond, Adarius Glanton
Cornerbacks: Vernon Hargreaves, Brent Grimes, Alterraun Verner, Jude Adjei-Barimah, Josh Robinson, Johnthan Banks
Safeties: Bradley McDougald, Chris Conte, Ryan Smith, Keith Tandy
Specialists: Bryan Anger, Roberto Aguayo, Andrew Depaola