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Rick Stroud, Joe Smith and Greg Auman

Projecting Bucs roster ahead of final cuts

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August

This will appear in the Friday newspaper, but here's an early look at my roster projections with final cuts on tap.

Receiver

Safe: Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams, Preston Parker, Arrelious Benn

On the bubble: Tiquan Underwood, Sammie Stroughter, Jordan Shipley

Gone: Landon Cox

Offensive line

Safe: Donald Penn, Carl Nicks, Jeremy Zuttah, Jeremy Trueblood, Demar Dotson, Ted Larsen

On the bubble: Jamon Meredith, Derek Hardman

Gone: Moe Petrus, Desmond Wynn, Bradley Sowell, Jermarcus Hardrick

Tight end

Safe: Dallas Clark, Luke Stocker

On the bubble: Zack Pianalto, Danny Noble

Gone: Drake Dunsmore

Quarterback

Safe: Josh Freeman, Dan Orlovsky

On the bubble: None

Gone: Brett Ratliff

Running back/fullback

Safe: Doug Martin, LeGarrette Blount, Michael Smith, Erik Lorig

On the bubble: Mossis Madu, Robert Hughes

Gone: Cody Johnson

Defensive line

Safe: Michael Bennett, Gerald McCoy, Roy Miller, Adrian Clayborn, George Johnson, Gary Gibson

On the bubble: Amobi Okoye, E.J. Wilson, Wallace Gilberry, Frank Okam, Daniel Te’o-Nesheim

Gone: Teryl White, Jordan Nix

Linebacker

Safe: Quincy Black, Mason Foster, Lavonte David, Dekoda Watson, Adam Hayward

On the bubble: Jacob Cutrera, Najee Goode

Gone: Rennie Curran

Defensive back

Safe: Aqib Talib, E.J. Biggers, Eric Wright, Mark Barron, Ronde Barber, Ahmad Black

On the bubble: Myron Lewis, Anthony Gaitor, Leonard Johnson, Cody Grimm, Keith Tandy, Larry Asante

Gone: Brandon McDonald, James Rogers, Sean Baker

Specialists

Safe: Michael Koenen (P), Connor Barth (PK), Andrew Economos (LS)

On the bubble: none

Gone: Kai Forbath (PK)

[Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:52pm]

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