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Bucs Drop First Depth Chart of 2022

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10 Aug 2022, 19:26 GMT+10

Tampa Bay BuccaneersAs required by the NFL prior to the team’s first preseason game, the Buccaneers have released a depth chart containing the 90 players on the camp roster, though some positions are still undecidedScott Smith

It's very much still a work in progress, but at least it's now on paper.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their first depth chart of 2022 on Tuesday, though not because Head Coach Todd Bowles and his staff were in a hurry to get it out. Rather, teams are required to put out a depth chart in the week leading up to their first preseason games. The Buccaneers kick off their preseason on Saturday with a home game against the Miami Dolphins.

While the Buccaneers have enjoyed quite a bit of roster continuity over the last few years, there is significantly more turnover this summer than there was a year ago. After winning Super Bowl LV at the end of the 2020 season, the Buccaneers famously were able to bring back all 22 of their starters from that game, plus most key reserves, for 2021. In contrast, the 2022 Buccaneers have seen a number of prominent departures in 2022 (Ali Marpet, Alex Cappa, Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul, Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, Jordan Whitehead) and have also made some noteworthy veteran additions (Russell Gage, Julio Jones, Akiem Hicks, Logan Ryan, Keanu Neal, Kyle Rudolph, Shaq Mason).

As such, there will be some new starters this season, and that's reflected in the first depth chart. Here are the 22 listed starters on offense and defense, though that is definitely subject to change in the weeks ahead, particularly at center where someone will be taking over for the injured Ryan Jensen.

WR: Mike Evans

WR: Chris Godwin

LT: Donovan Smith

LG: Aaron Stinnie

C: Ryan Jensen

RG: Shaq Mason

RT: Tristan Wirfs

TE: Cameron Brate

WR: Russell Gage

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Leonard Fournette

DL: Akiem Hicks

NT: Vita Vea

DL: William Gholston

OLB: Joe Tryon-Shoyinka

ILB: Devin White

ILB: Lavonte David

OLB: Shaquil Barrett

CB: Sean Murphy-Bunting

CB: Carlton Davis

S: Antoine Winfield Jr.

S: Mike Edwards

Click here to view the Buccaneers' entire first depth chart of 2022.

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