Laine writes Buccaneers DL Jeremiah Ledbetter is competing with DL Patrick O’Connor for one of the last roster spots.
Though missing minicamp is a blow, Buccaneers EDGE Quinton Bell‘s 4.38 40-yard dash speed could help him stick on the final roster, per Laine.
Laine has Buccaneers LB Jack Cichy‘s energy and special teams prowess giving him an advantage for the final slot at inside linebacker.
Laine writes 2020 could be it for Buccaneers DB M.J. Stewart, who hasn’t found a true position in the secondary since being drafted in the second round.
There’s fierce competition at the back of the roster for safety between Justin Evans, who has battled injuries for two years, D’Cota Dixon and Andrew Adams. If Evans is healthy, Laine gives him the nod.
The Athletic’s Joe Person writes almost half of the Panthers’ league-leading $41.2 million in dead cap in 2020 comes from former OT Matt Kalil ($9.8 million) and from trading G Trai Turner($9.592 million).