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Podcast: Breaking down the 53-man roster

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The Buccaneers have set their 53-man roster ahead of the season opener. Were there any surprises?

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The Buccaneers put together their initial 53-man roster on Saturday, with a few minor surprises included. With David Harrison getting a well-deserved night off, I joined James Yarcho to discuss the roster.

To kick things off, James and I talked a bit about the first college football Saturday of the year before transitioning into a rundown of the roster. We talked surprises, both pleasant and disappointing. We were both surprised by the releases of Keith Tandy and Josh Robinson, but who wasn’t? We talk about that, how we don’t know who they could have replaced had they made the roster and dove into the decision to keep Freddie Martino over Bobo Wilson.

James then pulled a Todd McComas and baited me into an ad read, but it did allow us to give a quick evaluation of whether or not this roster, as it stands right now, can go into New Orleans on Sunday and beat the Saints— or at least beat the spread.

Later in the episode, we ran through who we think will be the likely candidates to go once Jameis Winston returns from his three-game suspension. Plus, every pick from the 2018 draft class made the roster and people still think Jason Licht can’t evaluate talent. Interesting!

Join James and I as we give a quick breakdown of the initial roster in Locked On Bucs’ 208th episode!

Disclaimer: This episode was recorded on Saturday. Since then, the Bucs have placed Mitch Unrein on IR, re-signed long-snapper Garrison Sanborn, released Will Clarke and claimed Carl Nassib off waivers.