Buccanneers Defense and Special Teams



Roster: Alterraun Verner, Johnathan Banks, Mike Jenkins, Sterling Moore

CB Tim jennings will join a talented group of corners. Jennings was recently signed to the Buccaneers after being released by the Chicago Bears and knows Lovie Smith’s defense having played under Lovie’s regime for several years. Sterling Moore has seemed to lock in the Nickle back postions, but will that be changed due to the addition of Tim Jennings?

Cut/Waived/Released: Jude Adjei-Barimah, Brandon Dixon, Isaiah Frey

Roster: Lavonte David, Kwon Alexander, Danny Lansanah, Bruce Carter, Jason Williams

Not even a 98 yard INT returned for a touchdown could keep Khaseem Greene from the roster hatchet. Tampa could have the most talented Linebacker squad in the National Football League. Kwon Alexander has done more than live up to expectations, he exceeded them. With Lavonte David And Kwon Alexander playing at such a high level, I do not see any reason why they both couldn’t be Pro Bowlers this year.

Cut/Waived/Released: Larry Dean, Khaseem Greene, Josh Keyes


Roster: K Kyle Brindza, LS Andrew DePaola, P Jacob Schum

Kyle Brindza has had the best preseason any rookie kicker could ask for. Starting his NFL career with the Detroit Lions, he has wowed and amazed. Why the Lions saw fit to trade him for a mediocre TE is probably a question that will never be answered. But now that is in the past for Brindza, he continued to shine with the Buccaneers showing off his accuracy and leg strength against the Maimi Dolphins and wrapped up his preseason with 100% made field goals.

Cut/Waived/Released: K Patrick Murray, K Connor Barth


Roster: Bradley McDougald, Major Wright, Chris Conte, D.J. Swearinger, Keith Tandy

With Keith Tandy’s performance in the final preseason game, there is no wonder why he made the team. He is not a every day big play maker but makes the big plays when they matter. I look forward to seeing Tandy this season doing what he does best, making that big play when it’s needed.

Cut/Waived/Released: Chris Hackett


On the roster: Gerald McCoy, George Johnson, Jacquies Smith, Tony McDaniel, Clinton McDonald, Henry Melton, T.J. Fatinikun, William Gholston

Cut/Waived/Released: Da’Quan Bowers, Ryan Delaire, Larry English (IR), Caushaud Lyons, Lawrence Sidbury, Jr.