- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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Roster cuts don’t have to be made until 6 p.m. Saturday. But let’s have a little fun in the meantime.
Let’s take a look at my best guess as to how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 53-man roster will shape up:
Analysis: A rough outing by Glennon in the preseason finale might have convinced the Bucs it’s best to keep Orlovsky around.
Analysis: Hillis is very much on the bubble. The fact he doesn't play special teams could hurt him. But he also could stick around because he has the size to be a backup for Lorig at fullback and could be a valuable short-yardage rusher.
Analysis: The Bucs may have to keep Danny Noble if Crabtree’s ankle injury is going to keep him out for an extended period.
Analysis: Page has emerged as the return man and that should earn him the final roster spot.
Analysis: The Bucs could carry an extra lineman if it looks like Nicks will be out for an extended period.
Analysis: The last few spots are very competitive and the Bucs could look to bring in a defensive tackle from the waiver wire.
This position is pretty clear-cut unless the Bucs bring in someone off waivers.
Analysis: Melvin and Grimm are very much on the bubble.
Analysis: Kicker Lawrence Tynes still is recovering from a staph infection and could end up on injured reserve.