Dolphin vs Buccaneers : Friday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins will do what they do almost every August: Get together for a little preseason skirmish. The 2019 season is the 44th one in Buccaneers franchise history, and it will be the 31st of those that had at least one Bucs-Dolphins preseason game as a prologue. (That “at least” is because the two teams actually played a pair of warmup games before the 1996 season.)
This particularly rematch, however, came with a couple appetizers. Miami swung into town earlier in the week and visited the AdventHealth Training Center for two long and useful joint practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. That combined work was valuable as an addendum to the actual game because it gave the coaches a chance to script a bunch of specific situations that might not just happen in the game organically.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians didn’t mix words when talking about the status of his roster at this point in the preseason when he said, “It would be easy to cut down to 60 right now, for me. But, again, we’ve got the preseason games coming up and maybe guys can show up more when the lights come on than they have in practice.”
We aren’t going to list all thirty or so guys we feel are on the outside looking in, but we can go through and pick out a handful who will be fighting to climb up the list, or fighting to seal their spot in the top sixty.
TV: In Miami-Fort Lauderdale, WFOR-TV (CBS 4) and Dolphins.com; in Fort Myers, WBBH-TV; in West Palm Beach, WTVX-CW; in Orlando, WDRQ-TV
TV ANNOUNCERS: Dick Stockton, play-by-play; Bob Griese, analysis; Jason Taylor, analysis; Kim Bokamper, sideline
TV REPLAY: NFL Network, Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 a.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.
RADIO: Dolphins Radio Network, KISS 99.9 FM, WQAM 560 AM, WQBA 1140 AM (Spanish)
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Jimmy Cefalo, play-by-play; Joe Rose, analysis; Roly Martin, play-by-play (Spanish); Eduardo Martell, analysis (Spanish)
NFL GAME PASS: Fans can watch live out-of-market preseason games and replays of every game as part of the NFL Game Pass package. For information, go to