|Offense||18th||101.0 (24th)||245.4 (16th)|
|Defense||23rd||117.2 (22nd)||250.8 (22nd)|
|82||Auclair, Antony||TE||6-6||256||5/28/1993||R||Laval University|
|44||Brown, Richie||LB||6-2||234||4/15/1994||R||Mississippi State|
|49||Bullough, Riley||LB||6-2||228||11/23/1993||R||Michigan State|
|32||Cooper, Mariel||DB||5-11||192||1/10/1993||R||The Citadel|
|69||Dotson, Demar||T||6-9||315||10/11/1985||9||Southern Mississippi|
|35||Elliott, Javien||DB||5-11||176||7/18/1993||2||Florida State|
|21||Evans, Justin||SAF||6-0||199||8/26/1995||R||Texas A&M|
|13||Evans, Mike||WR||6-5||231||8/21/1993||4||Texas A&M|
|92||Gholston, William||DE||6-6||281||7/31/1991||5||Michigan State|
|53||Glanton, Adarius||OLB||6-1||230||9/21/1990||4||Florida Atlantic|
|12||Godwin, Chris||WR||6-1||209||2/27/1996||R||Penn State|
|60||Harrison, Jarvis||G||6-4||330||12/25/1991||2||Texas A&M|
|89||Hill, Shaq||WR||5-10||191||5/12/1993||R||Eastern Washington|
|39||Johnson, Isaiah||DB||6-0||209||10/14/1992||1||South Carolina|
|50||Knox, Jeff||LB||6-2||225||2/22/1992||1||California (PA)|
|70||Liedtke, Michael||G||6-3||305||1/15/1992||1||Illinois State|
|Lucas, Marquis||T||6-4||313||3/25/1993||1||West Virginia|
|22||Martin, Doug||RB||5-9||223||1/13/1989||6||Boise State|
|16||Martino, Freddie||WR||6-0||195||9/7/1991||2||North Greenville|
|33||McNichols, Jeremy||RB||5-9||214||12/26/1995||R||Boise State|
|41||Moxey, Jonathan||CB||5-10||188||1/14/1995||R||Boise State|
|31||Riggs, Cody||CB||5-9||187||12/28/1991||3||Notre Dame|
|32||Rodgers, Jacquizz||RB||5-6||205||2/6/1990||7||Oregon State|
|65||Sanborn, Garrison||LS||6-1||240||7/31/1985||9||Florida State|
|34||Sims, Charles||RB||6-0||211||9/19/1990||4||West Virginia|
|76||Smith, Donovan||T||6-6||338||6/23/1993||3||Penn State|
|62||Smith, Evan||G||6-2||308||7/19/1986||8||Idaho State|
|29||Smith, Ryan||CB||5-11||189||9/7/1993||2||North Carolina Central|
|57||Spence, Noah||DE||6-2||251||1/8/1994||2||Eastern Kentucky|
|73||Sweezy, J.R.||G||6-5||298||4/8/1989||6||NC State|
|37||Tandy, Keith||SS||5-10||205||2/12/1989||6||West Virginia|
|97||Tu'ikolovatu, Stevie||NT||6-1||320||6/28/1991||R||Southern California|
|87||Walker, Derel||WR||6-1||188||6/29/1991||1||Texas A&M|
|71||Ward, Channing||DT||6-4||279||9/17/1992||2||Ole Miss|
|66||Wester, Leonard||T||6-6||305||1/3/1993||2||Missouri Western State|
|27||Wilcox, J.J.||DB||6-0||212||2/14/1991||5||Georgia Southern|
|85||Wilson, Bobo||WR||5-9||186||1/25/1995||R||Florida State|
|3||Winston, Jameis||QB||6-4||231||1/6/1994||3||Florida State|
|Barnett, Deondre (IR)||DE||6-3||239||//||R||Southern Illinois|
|30||Fleming, Maurice (IR)||DB||5-11||202||12/6/1993||R||West Virginia|
|72||Gardner, Cole (IR)||T||6-6||301||11/11/1993||R||Eastern Michigan|
|Magloire, Paul (IR)||DB||6-1||210||12/16/1992||R||Arizona|
|Panfil, Evan (IR)||DE||6-4||240||3/31/1995||R||Purdue|
|83||Seales, Jhajuan (IR)||WR||6-1||205||11/26/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|Sperbeck, Thomas (IR)||WR||6-0||180||10/21/1994||R||Boise State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
DePaola will compete for long-snapping duties with Garrison Sanborn, but it'll be intersting to see if he's going to be healthy enough for Week 1 since he's currently recovering from an ACL tear.
The second-year defensive end managed 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles during his rookie campaign, despite playing the majority of the year with a torn labrum in his shoulder that ultimately required offseason surgery. Spence impressed in joint practices against the Jaguars on Monday and Tuesday, and defensive-line teammates like Gerald McCoy and Robert Ayers have also voiced lofty expectations for Spence, with the former comparing him to legendary pass rushers like the late Derrick Thomas, and the latter labeling him as a "15-plus-sack guy". Spence's combination of speed, flexibility and athleticism -- and Smith's aggressive scheme -- could potentially help him make a similar Year-2 leap to that of the Falcons' Vic Beasley, who went from four quarterback takedowns in his rookie 2015 campaign to an NFL-leading 15.5 sacks last season.
The standout linebacker has had his hands full with the pass-coverage assignments he's drawn, but he's responded in typically impressive fashion. David has blanketed the talented trio of Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard and Charles Sims (among others) at various points in camp, appearing to be more comfortable overall in his second year in defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme.
As per head coach Dirk Koetter, Evans has started to increasingly show up on practice tape after a relatively quiet start to camp. The 2017 second-round pick is also in the process of being cross-trained for both safety positions after primarily playing free safety in college and thus far in camp, so he would certainly benefit from additional reps. Koetter also noted that the coaching staff is starting to monitor the snap counts of some of the veteran players a lot closer at this stage, which should also help open up snaps for the rookie in both practices and preseason contests.
With projected starting strongside linebacker Devante Bond sidelined with a leg injury during the first two days of joint practices versus the Jaguars, rookie Kendell Beckwith and now Lynch have had the opportunity to run with the starters. The 24-year-old Lynch appeared in 12 games for the Bucs last season, logging three tackles (two solo) over just nine snaps on defense. However, he saw plenty of time on special teams, logging 214 snaps on various coverage and return units. While Beckwith's pedigree, measurables and performance thus far would likely give him the edge to beat out Bond, the Bucs apparently want to see what Lynch -- who enjoyed a productive career at Syracuse -- can do against top competition.
Trattou has been a backup defensive lineman in Minnesota the last four seasons. He played in all 16 games in 2016, but totaled just four tackles on the year. He'll likely be little more than a depth player with the Buccaneers.
The severity of Alexander's injury is currently unknown, as there was no report of him being hurt following Thursday's preseason victory over the Jaguars. Alexander will continue to be monitored on a day-by-day basis, but in his absence, look for Adarius Glanton to take on the first-team reps in practice at middle linebacker.
Winston was even sharper than his numbers imply, considering Mike Evans dropped a would-be 43-yard touchdown on a perfectly thrown deep ball in the first quarter. The third-year quarterback managed to lead the Bucs on scoring drives of 11 and 12 plays, respectively, on their first two possessions, and played the entirety of the first half. He connected with eight different pass catchers overall, displaying excellent command of the offense for a second consecutive game. Winston appears to have taken yet another step in his development if the first two exhibitions are any indication, and he'll look to top Thursday's effort a week from Saturday against the Browns in the all-important third preseason contest.
A November pickup by the Bucs last season, Siliga brought some additional size to the team's defensive line last season. However, he saw limited action over six games with the club, notching just five tackles (three solo) and one sack. He will likely return to a similar role with Tampa Bay in 2017.
After getting only two carries in the preseason opener against the Bengals, the Bucs appeared intent on giving their promising fifth-round rookie plenty of run Thursday. McNichols' longest run was for only eight yards, but he saw all the backfield work during the entirety of the fourth quarter. The rookie should see another healthy dose of playing time a week from Saturday against the Browns in the third preseason contest.
Despite allowing a perfectly thrown first-quarter deep ball by Jameis Winston slip through his fingers, Evans was impressive for a second consecutive week. The towering wideout was once again was at the top of the Bucs' stat sheet in receptions and yards, and he's now brought in nine of 13 targets over the first two exhibitions. His impressive pair of performances have simply been a carryover from his work in camp practices, where Evans has frequently utilized his size and hands to dominate defenders. He'll likely play an integral part once again against the Browns a week from Saturday in the third preseason contest.
Cross duplicated his two-catch effort from the preseason opener, albeit for much lesser yardage against the Jaguars. The second-year pro is battling Canadian import Antony Auclair, among others, for what would be the fourth tight end role. Cross boasts the advantage of having already logged 14 games with the team last season, although the towering Auclair does possess superior measurables.
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive tackle will miss Saturday's practice. A reason has not been provided.
Barnes, who measures 6-foot-4 and 282 pounds, will provide depth on the defensive line as the Bucs look to bolster their run defense. He played in 12 games with the Saints as a rookie in 2015 but spent his 2016 campaign on IR after being signed by the Seahawks.
The veteran tackle was able to play double the amount of games he had in 2015, when a pectoral injury cut short what was on pace to be a career season. He didn't exactly escape 2016 injury-free, as a hamstring injury cost him four games midway through the campaign. However, McDonald was once again productive when healthy, albeit not to the same extent as he'd been a year earlier. He posted six-and-eight-tackle efforts in Weeks 3 and 4, and was once again solid in the run game overall, posting the second-best tackle total of his seven-season career. He seemed to adapt well to the nuances of new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, which called for him to be a part of a wider variety of personnel groupings than in former head coach Lovie Smith's system. On the books for a modest $2 million cap hit in 2017, McDonald figures to once serve as a dependable presence in the middle of the Bucs' defensive line.
The Buccaneers were looking to add some short-term depth to the offensive line and were able to do so with the acquisition of Lucas. At 6-foot-4 and 313 pounds, Lucas has a nice-sized frame to hold his own along the offensive front.
Sidelined since Aug. 7 due to an ankle injury, Dye's next appearance on the field is unknown at this point. The absence could be due to the lingering impact of January surgery in which a screw was inserted to re-set a ligament in his ankle.
Sims joined the Buccaneers practice squad a week ago and will now have an opportunity to spend the offseason with the team. However, the former Alabama quarterback signed with the team as a running back so he'll compete for a spot in the team's backfield over the next several months.
Koetter added that Smith is already doing some minor rehab and that he's attended defensive-line meetings as well. There is no timetable for Smith's return, although initial estimates suggested he would be back at some point in preseason.
Wilson went undrafted last April after compiling 133 receptions for 1,562 yards and eight touchdowns over 38 games at Florida State. While his 5-foot-9, 189-pound frame is slight, the rookie has shown impressive speed in early practices and has received accolades for his route running. Saturday, he hauled in an impressive toe-tapping touchdown in the back of the end zone during one-one drills and also came close to bringing in a spectacular one-handed pass later in the session. Wilson also utilized his speed to turn the corner on an end-around in red-zone work and projects as one of the more intriguing receiver candidates to monitor in upcoming preseason games.
Martin touched the ball on the Bucs' first four plays, gaining 13 yards on three carries and securing one target for six yards. He capped off the 11-play, 83-yard drive with a two-yard score, looking to be in mid-season form while making decisive cuts and running with a head of steam. Martin's presence will undoubtedly be missed while he finishes serving his suspension in the first three weeks of the season, but he's given the team plenty of reason for optimism with his performances throughout the offseason, in camp practices and through the first two preseason contests. He's likely due for even more extended action against the Browns a week from Saturday.
The injury likely isn't serious, as he was seen standing on the sidelined observing. The team hasn't made a formal announcement of an injury at this time.
Jackson looked none the worse for wear despite missing practice time this week with his ankle ailment, even getting one carry on a reverse. The speedster played only a modest role in the air attack, but given that Jameis Winston spread the ball around to eight different pass catchers overall, his limited contributions aren't cause for concern. Jackson is likely slated to get his most extensive time on the field yet when the Bucs face the Browns a week from Saturday in their third preseason game.
The second-year corner was implored to play more aggressively this coming season by head coach Dirk Koetter, and Hargreaves had taken that to heart through the first two weeks of camp. That encouragingly carried over into the first preseason contest as well, with Hargreaves impressively undercutting an attempted out to A.J. Green in the right side of the end zone and securing the interception. After having been the league's most targeted cornerback last season, Hargreaves should be much more of a productive IDP asset in the coming season with a year of taking lumps under his belt.
Head coach Dirk Koetter has noted that he will give some of his veterans the occasional day off during camp so as to preserve them for the regular season. Ayers was one such case Friday, with the defensive end taking a breather after having been a disruptive force in the first few practices.
The Buccaneers haven't offered an official comment regarding Baker's injury, but he was spotted icing his right knee on the sideline Monday, so that's presumably the reason behind his absence. Assuming the injury doesn't limit him too much during camp, Baker should open his first season in Tampa Bay in a starting role at defensive tackle after accruing 9.5 sacks over his past two campaigns with the Redskins.
Beckwith is taking every opportunity to prove he belongs as a starter in Tampa Bay. In his first two preseason games, the rookie logged nine tackles -- three for a loss -- and a sack. There's no clear timeline for Bond's return, but if it's before the end of training camp, expect a serious linebacker competition to follow.
Howard's first official catch as a pro was a notable one, as he brought in a 15-yard throw from Jameis Winston on the Bucs' first drive to move the ball down to the Jaguars' two-yard line. The promising first-rounder came back with a 13-yard grab in the second quarter out of shotgun formation and was targeted one other time on the drive with a pass that fell incomplete. Howard is fully expected to begin the regular season as a starter alongside Cameron Brate in the Bucs' two-TE sets.
Glanton also paced the Bucs defense in last Thursday's exhibition win over the Jaguars with six tackles (four solo), including two for loss, and a sack. The 26-year-old saw action in all 16 games last season, recording 14 tackles (12 solo) and also serving as a multi-unit special teamer. He's expected to be Alexander's primary backup at middle linebacker during the regular season.
The undrafted rookie out of Purdue had worked with the team in OTAs and minicamp. Panfil's release was a corresponding move following the signing of former Giants and Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou on Thursday.
Robinson suffered a hamstring injury during Thursday's preseason tilt against the Jaguars and did not return. There's been no official announcement on the severity of the injury at this point, but he's being held out of practice, possibly as a precautionary measure.
The 25-year-old was outperformed by his primary competitor for the fifth receiver/returner roles, Bernard Reedy, and also played three fewer snaps than the latter. However, Huff almost matched Reedy's 29 yards on kickoffs and is the only one of the two with any regular-season playing experience. Huff also has a two-inch height advantage and bigger overall frame than Reedy, so there are undeniably certain advantages he brings to the table in the job battle. The two will likely continue in competition through the final preseason game.
Johnson's spot on the active roster was made possible the placement of Charles Sims (pectoral) on IR. Johnson figures to serve as a blocker out of the backfield during Sunday's regular season finale against the Panthers.
Gholston's deal is reportedly worth a maximum of $37 million and includes $13.7 million in guarantees. The 25-year-old missed two games due to a dislocated elbow this past season, but he still finished with 49 tackles, including nine for loss and three sacks, from his run-stuffing end role. Considering only Gerald McCoy played more snaps than Gholston among Tampa Bay's defensive linemen, retaining the two-year starter ensures stability is kept going into next season, which Gholston has already been medically cleared for, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.
Wilcox has primarily been working with the second team and as a nickel corner in practices, but the move to the first team Monday produced impressive results. The free-agent acquisition was effective working against first-round pick O.J. Howard, wresting the ball out of Howard's grip after he had made a tough reception. Additionally, Wilcox made a diving interception of a Ryan Griffin pass while shadowing Howard down the middle of the field on another play. The battle for the two starting safety spots between Conte, Wilcox, Keith Tandy and second-round pick Justin Evans figures to be a spirited one that could endure deep into preseason. Per Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site both Wilcox and Evans will be rotating in with either Conte or Tandy throughout the week.
The Buccaneers received good news Sunday when Dotson's MRI only revealed a mild right groin sprain. Following the good news, the team expects Dotson to make a full return by next week.
The shifty third-year man demonstrated his value by playing his typically effective role in the short and intermediate passing game. Humphries' longest catch was only 15 yards, but route running and hands appears sharper than ever. Even with the presence of impressive third-round rookie Chris Godwin, Humphries proficiency working out of the slot seems likely to afford him the opportunity to hold down the third receiver role to begin the season. He'll look to further cement his position a week from Saturday against the Browns.
Godwin enjoyed a more productive effort than in the exhibition opener, when he'd seen only one target. The emerging rookie carries plenty of promise and will likely look to make his mark as the No. 4 receiver to open the regular season.
The fifth-year pro once again dutifully served as one of the better blockers at his position in the NFL, battling a troublesome ankle injury that ultimately cost him four games along the way. Stocker's reception, target and yardage totals were the lowest of his career, as his job helping to clear lanes in the running game clearly takes precedence in the Bucs' offensive system. While Tampa didn't exactly enjoy prolific success on the ground this past season -- checking in as the 24th-ranked unit with 1,616 rushing yards and an average of 101.0 per game -- Stocker's veteran presence, familiarity with the offense and modest $1.7 million cap hit in 2017 seem to assure him of another season on the roster.
No particular reason has been given at this time for Barber's lack of participation during Saturday's practice. That said, there's no indication that he's suffered a serious injury. He put together a nice game during Thursday's matchup against the Jaguars, rushing for 42 yards on nine carries, making a case for a roster spot.
Fortunately, Griffin won't require surgery. However, his absence opens the door for Ryan Fitzpatrick to solidify himself as the backup to Jameis Winston, with Sefo Liufau set to operate as the No. 3 signal caller for the remainder of the preseason.
The second-year defensive back was projected to see plenty of time Friday with Brent Grimes (lower leg) sitting out, and that indeed proved to be the case. Smith started the contest with the first-team defense, pushing Bengals running back Jeremy Hill out of bounds on Cincinnati's first play from scrimmage and compiling four more stops. Smith is also in contention for a kick returner spot, a role that, when combined with a possible nickel corner job, could give him some fantasy value in deep formats that factor in return yards.
The specifics of Bond's situation aren't certain. In his absence, Kendell Beckwith will take over as the first-team SAM linebacker, according to Scott Smith of the Bucs' official site.
Although Sims' 13 snaps on offense were just three less than Doug Martin and one more than Peyton Barber, the aforementioned pair saw three and seven more carries, respectively. Despite Sims' quiet preseason thus far, there seems to be little-to-no doubt about his standing with the club, given his proficiency as a pass-receiving threat out of the backfield. Due to his role as more of a situational piece, Sims' usage isn't expected to change -- save for maybe seeing a few extra carries -- while Doug Martin finishes serving out his suspension over the first three weeks of the regular season.
Ward was promoted from the practice squad Thursday, but he'll ultimately stay on the sidelines Sunday. His last action came in Week 9 against Atlanta, although he saw just four total snaps.
Rodgers saw 16 snaps in the contest, but he couldn't get anything going on the ground on his three rushing touches. While his playing time compared favorably with that of Doug Martin (16 snaps) and Charles Sims (13 snaps), Rodgers saw both players outpace him in rushing yardage, although the latter did so by only two yards. Rodgers is still projected to garner at least a slim majority of the work on first and second down while Martin serves out his suspension over the first three games of the season, but Jeremy McNichols (11 rushes, 32 yards) and even Peyton Barber (nine rushes, 42 yards) could push him for snaps if they continue trending upward as well.
This injury isn't expected to be serious, and head coach Dirk Koetter said it would only be a "day or so" before Marpet could return.
Fitzpatrick entered the contest as the second quarterback, taking over for starter Jameis Winston on the third series. While he was generally lackluster through the air, the veteran used his legs to scamper into the end zone from six yards out with 2:51 remaining in the first half. Despite the generally tepid effort, the 34-year-old signal caller is undeniably in a position to benefit from the shoulder injury that fellow backup Ryan Griffin suffered in Friday's contest, and accordingly, he re-entered the game following the latter's exit.
Hansbrough is still going through concussion protocol after leaving last Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals with the injury. He'll have to be clear of concussion-like symptoms for at least 24 hours before he can return to the field, with his next opportunity to play being Aug. 26 against the Browns.
Auclair is one of several players competing for a potential fourth tight end role, although his impressive 6-foot-5, 250-pound-plus frame likely gives him a slight leg up. The Laval (Canada) product has been solid throughout the offseason and in training camp, and the battle for the job could ultimately come down to him and second-year man Alan Cross. Auclair will once again look to state his case in next Saturday's all-important third preseason contest versus the Browns.
The tight end has spent the last two seasons on the Buccaneers' practice squad and will now spend the offseason with the team in the hopes of making the 53-man roster next season.
The FSU product has been working as the No. 3 corner in the majority of practices thus far and has flashed in nearly every session. Thursday's may have been his most impressive, however, as Elliott recorded at least three passes defensed and often provided blanket coverage against Adam Humphries in team drills. The 24-year-old spent time on the practice squad last season and also logged six games with the Bucs, posting 10 tackles (eight solo) and one pass defensed.
The CFL transplant hadn't really flashed much during the first several practices, but he made his presence felt Monday. Walker caught back-to-back passes during the drill, helping the second team get into field-goal range. He also shined in one-on-one drills, making an impressive catch over cornerback Johnathan Moxey. The 26-year-old Walker offers no shortage of big-play upside, having racked up 198 receptions for 2,699 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Edmonton Eskimos over 30 games across the last two seasons in the CFL.
The Pro Bowl linebacker apparently sustained a minor shoulder ailment at some point during Week 1, but he was still on the field for all 65 defensive snaps against the Falcons. Given his full particpation Wednesday, David doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing the Week 2 tilt against the Cardinals.
McClain spent time with the Panthers and Chargers last season, playing in 14 games and recording 21 total tackles. It is unlikely that McClain will be able to return to his 2012-2014 form, during which he was a key part of the Falcons' defensive scheme, but he still should be able to provide Tampa Bay with, at the very least, depth at defensive back.
Harris, who began his NFL career as a college free agent with the Chiefs back in 2016, will join Tampa Bay. The 6-foot-1 corner out of Dartmouth spent last season on the Chiefs' injured reserve list, however, prior to being waived by the team this offseason.
Martino was tendered back on Feb. 28 but officially signed his deal Monday. The 25-year-old speedster notched the first eight receptions of his career in 2016 and averaged an impressive 17.8 yards per grab in the process. With Russell Shepard now in Carolina, Martino could potentially carve out a role as a downfield threat, although there should be plenty of competition for the last 2-to-3 receiver spots in training camp and the preseason.
As he'd done in the preseason opener, Reedy once again made a strong case for a roster spot by making his presence felt on both offense and special teams. He also played three more snaps than his primary competition for the fifth receiver/returner roles, Josh Huff, although the latter came within just two yards of matching Reedy's kick return total. By virtue of his performances through the first pair of preseason tilts, it appears Reedy has the lead in the battle, but it certainly looks close enough to endure through the fourth exhibition.
The veteran corner didn't do any work during team periods and still wore a sleeve on his injured leg. He remained on the field putting in some extra work following the conclusion of practice, but head coach Dirk Koetter has labeled him as doubtful for Saturday's third preseason contest versus the Browns.
After a round of tryouts with other kickers to replace the departed Roberto Aguayo, Hocker evidently came out on top and will provide the Bucs with an extra leg for the preseason. However, he likely faces long odds of uprooting Nick Folk prior to Week 1.
Head coach Dirk Koetter has commented that McCoy has been virtually unblockable at times during camp, and Saturday was yet another example of the disruptive presence he's been in virtually each practice. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle recorded two consecutive tackles for loss during team drills at the start of practice and also blew up an attempted screen play near the end of the session, stopping it for a loss. McCoy tallied seven sacks over 15 games in his first season in defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme in 2016, so he could be even more productive this coming season with a year of experience under his belt.
The veteran kicker still has the confidence of the Bucs, but considering Roberto Aguayo was just released after having missed two kicks in the preseason opener, the misfires have to at least raise some eyebrows. The main difference, of course, is Folk's established track record with multiple teams, something that the recently waived second-year man didn't have on his side. Therefore, Folk is likely to get a longer leash, but all eyes will likely be on him a week from Saturday when the Bucs tangle with the Browns.
Johnson played in 11 games for Tampa Bay last year, recording 23 tackles in two forced fumbles while seeing the field for 39.4 percent of the teams defensive snaps. It's unclear what exactly his hip injury is at this point, but it was enough for the team to officially end his season just a day after the injury. With him out, look for Cliff Matthews and Jacquies Smith to see some extra reps with the second unit.
The veteran offensive lineman has been progressing well throughout the offseason and in his first training camp with the Bucs, after he'd missed all of last season following offseason back surgery. Sweezy, who appeared in two Super Bowls with the Seahawks earlier in his career, is expected to be one of the stalwarts of the offensive line in the coming campaign.
Huff will likely have to prove himself worthy if he plans on sticking around for the long term, but it's something he's certainly capable of doing. Entering his fourth season with a third team, the 25-year-old comes into 2017 having recorded 36 tackles across 41 career games. His experience could factor into his fate with the team, but it won't be the only thing that impacts whether or not he'll stick around.
Conte has been the Buccaneers' starting safety for the past two seasons, and he likely will be once again in 2017. He had 69 tackles and five passes defensed, including two interceptions and one touchdown while playing in 14 games in 2016.
Brate also notched a pair of catches in the exhibition opener, so he appears to have picked up right where he left off during his breakout 2016 campaign. The Harvard product's target volume is likely to take a hit with the upgrades in the Bucs' air attack this offseason, but there's also the possibility he'll see a notable reduction in defensive attention, given the superior personnel around him.
Chris Conte's chest injury against the Seahawks in Week 12 last year opened the door for Tandy, who racked up 40 tackles (30 solo) over the last four contests of the season, along with four interceptions over the last five games overall. He's on the books for a bargain price of $840,000 this season, and given his aforementioned performance as a starter, the Bucs are giving him some extended run against the first-team offense to open camp. Tandy has proven capable against both the run and pass thus far, but it remains to be seen if he'll be able to hold off the challenge of 2017 second-round pick Justin Evans this preseason.