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Buccaneers’2016 depth chart: Vernon Hargreaves shares starting job

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just released their first depth chart of the 2016 regular seasons, and there are no real surprises on there. Everyone we thought was starting, is. And everyone we thought wasn’t, isn’t.

Interestingly, the Buccaneers have taken to just not picking a winner in position battles. Three positions have two players listed as the starter. Tight end has Cameron Brate and Austin Seferian-Jenkins apparently battling it out for the number one spot. Vernon Hargreaves and Alterraun Verner are sharing a starting spot at cornerback, while the kickoff returner could be either Adam Humphries or Ryan Smith.

That does mean that Vernon Hargreaves hasn’t quite won the starting job. And that, despite Seferian-Jenkins playing the entire fourth preseason game, he’s still a significant part of the Bucs offense. We’ll have to wait and see how that plays out in a real game.

At least the Bucs are a little honest about this stuff, though it still feels a little odd, to say the least. Someone will get most of the snaps at these positions, after all.

The Buccaneers' second 2016 depth chart


Wide receiver 1: Vincent Jackson, Adam Humphries

Tight end: Cameron Brate or Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Left tackle: Donovan Smith, Leonard Wester

Left guard: Kevin Pamphile, Evan Smith

Center: Joe Hawley, Evan Smith

Right guard: Ali Marpet, Caleb Benenoch

Right tackle: Demar Dotson, Gosder Cherilus

Wide receiver 2: Mike Evans, Russell Shepard, Evan Spencer

Tight end 2: Luke Stocker, Brandon Myers, Alan Cross

Quarterback: Jameis Winston, Mike Glennon, Ryan Griffin

Running back: Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Mike James


Defensive end: Robert Ayers, Noah Spence, Howard Jones

Defensive tackle: Gerald McCoy, DaVonte Lambert

Defensive tackle: Clinton McDonald, Akeem Spence

Defensive end: William Gholston, Jacquies Smith, Channing Ward

Strong side linebacker: Daryl Smith, Devante Bond

Middle linebacker: Kwon Alexander

Weakside linebacker: Lavonte David, Adarius Glanton

Cornerback: Alterraun Verner or Vernon Hargreaves, Josh Robinson

Cornerback: Brent Grimes, Jude Adjei-Barimah, Johnthan Banks

Safety: Chris Conte, Keith Tandy

Safety: Bradley McDougald, Ryan Smith

Special teams

Punter: Bryan Anger

Kicker: Roberto Aguayo

Kickoffs: Roberto Aguayo, Bryan Anger

Holder: Bryan Anger, Mike Glennon

Longsnapper: Andrew DePaola

Punt returner: Adam Humphries

Kick returner: Ryan Smith or Adam Humphries