Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 4-12, finished last in the NFC South and missed the playoffs. They drafted wide receiver Mike Evans in the first round of this year’s draft. Tampa Bay signed defensive end Michael Johnson, cornerback Alterraun Verner and offensive tackle Anthony Collins in free agency.

Tampa Bay opens the 2014 preseason by traveling to Jacksonville and hosting Miami in consecutive weeks, followed by another road trip to Buffalo and the preseason finale at home against Washington. The team begins the regular season Sept. 7 at home against division rival Carolina.

More: Buccaneers offseason report card

Preseason schedule and TV coverage (ET)

Fri, Aug. 8 at Jacksonville – 7:30 p.m., WFALA (local)

Sat, Aug. 16 vs. Miami – 7:30 p.m., WFLA (local)

Sat, Aug. 23 at Buffalo – 4:30 p.m., NFL Network

Thu, Aug. 28 vs. Washington – 7:30 p.m., WFLA (local)

- Josh Sanchez

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