After a day full of tough decisions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their initial 53-man roster for the 2022 season.

Keep in mind, this is not set, by any means. The Buccaneers will place Ryan Jensen on IR on Wednesday, which will open up a roster spot.

That spot will be filled by Logan Ryan, as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. There’s also chances for more movement, but that’s the only known move, currently.

For now, this is what the Buccaneers will look like heading into 2022.

IR candidates are marked with an asterisk

Quarterback (3)

Tom Brady
Blaine Gabbert
Kyle Trask

Everyone knew this was coming. Ryan Griffin will be on the practice squad again, too.

Running back (4)

Leonard Fournette
Ke’Shawn Vaughn
Giovani Bernard
Rachaad White

There were theories that Bernard would be cut, but it makes too much sense to keep him on the roster in case of injury or in case White has trouble adjusting in games that matter.

Wide receiver (7)

Mike Evans
Chris Godwin
Russell Gage
Julio Jones
Jaelon Darden
Scotty Miller
Breshad Perriman

Easily the biggest surprise was the Buccaneers’ decision to waive Tyler Johnson. Keeping seven receivers also strongly hints toward a limited Godwin, at best, in Week 1.

Tight end (4)

Cameron Brate
Kyle Rudolph
Cade Otton
Ko Kieft

Kieft’s excellent preseason and tenacity on the field made this an easy decision. The Buccaneers have a solid tight end room if the rookies can hold their own.

Offensive line (10)

Donovan Smith
Nick Leverett
Ryan Jensen*
Shaq Mason
Tristan Wirfs
Josh Wells
Robert Hainsey
Luke Goedeke
Brandon Walton
Fred Johnson

It remains to be seen who starts at left guard and the extent of Robert Hainsey’s ankle injury is unknown. The Buccaneers can’t afford any more injuries on the offensive line, but there is a high amount of versatility, which will help if they occur.

Defensive line (6)

William Gholston
Vita Vea
Akiem Hicks
Logan Hall
Rakeem Nunez-Roches
Pat O’Connor

This was another group that was pretty much set, but don’t count out a Deadrin Senat return.

Outside linebacker (4)

Shaquil Barrett
Joe Tryon-Shoyinka
Anthony Nelson
Carl Nassib

It’ll be interesting to see whether or not the Buccaneers bring Genard Avery back into the fold. Todd Bowles said they didn’t want to go looking for a player like him during the regular season, so, it’d make sense to see a reunion a la Ryan.

Inside linebacker (4)

Lavonte David
Devin White
K.J. Britt
Olakunle Fatukasi

The Grant Stuard trade made way for Fatukasi, even though it’s safe to think Stuard may have been cut, regardless of whether or not the Buccaneers found a trade partner.

Cornerback (5)

Carlton Davis III
Sean Murphy-Bunting
Jamel Dean
Zyon McCollum
Dee Delaney

Delaney makes it due to his special teams play, but he also showed some skills last year when he had to fill in for the injured starters. His ability to play inside and out doesn’t hurt, either.

Safety (3)

Antoine Winfield Jr.
Mike Edwards
Keanu Neal

Ryan will return. The Buccaneers have an extremely versatile safety room and it’s going to be fun to see how Todd Bowles uses them in 2022.

Specialists (3)

Ryan Succop
Jake Camarda
Zach Triner

Succop wins the job over Borregales. Now, the Buccaneers hope he goes unclaimed so they can stash him away on the practice squad.

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