"Coach wants to see you -- and bring your playbook"
A few poor souls will hear those dreaded words on Tuesday as the Bucs and the rest of the NFL trim rosters to 75 players.
Though most of these cuts will be players who were never expected to make the team, each player who is waived is one whose career will suddenly be in flux. Some will quit football altogether. But the overwhelming majority will keep chasing their dream, whether it be in the NFL, CFL or Europe. Some will find their way into some other team's camp, maybe a practice squad, but they will be the lucky ones.
On Saturday, it'll get even harder. That's when the NFL mandates that rosters be cut to 53 players in the final cut. The Bucs have some tough choices in front of them. Do they keep an extra tight end or an extra receiver? Do they need more depth at linebacker or fullback?
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