The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will kick off their preseason on Aug. 15 in Minnesota against the Vikings. Nine days later, they will return home to Raymond James Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, before closing out their preseason competition with a road game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Sept. 3.
The Buccaneers look to turn their luck around from last year as they went 2-14 in Lovie Smith's inaugural season as head coach. The team's lone victories came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4 and Washington Redskins in Week 11. The Buccaneers were 0-8 at home and ended the year on a six-game losing streak.
Tampa Bay selected quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the draft. They selected offensive lineman Donovan Smith in the second round. Winston is expected to assume starting duties immediately.
The Bucs' preseason schedule is below:
Aug. 15: at Minnesota Vikings, 8 p.m. EST
Aug. 24: vs Cincinnati Bengals, 8 p.m. EST, ESPN
Aug. 29: vs. Cleveland Browns, 7 p.m. EST
Sept. 3: at Miami Dolphins, 7 p.m. EST
To check out Tampa Bay’s full regular season schedule, click here.