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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pre-Season Game #2 is HERE!!!

Date: August 17, 2008 Location: Tampa, Florida
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
TV: WTVT (FOX 13) Favorite: Patriots by 1.5
Radio: 620 WDAE The Sports Animal Over/Under: 34.5
Weather: 80 Degrees
Rain (50% chance)
Injury Report: See Below
SBN Coverage: Pats Pulpit My Prediction: BUCS WIN!
Final Score: :: Bucs 27 - Patriots 10 ::

QB Brian Griese will START Today's game against the Patriots. - St. Pete Times

WR Joey Galloway, QB Jeff Garcia, and DT Jovan Haye are expected to miss today's game against the Patriots. - St. Pete Times

Despite a sore foot, TE Ben Troupe is expected to play today. No word on FB B.J. Askew. - St. Pete Times

The Bucs have already started trimming that 81 man roster down to 53 men. The first casualty? LT Luke Petitgout. I'm pretty shocked by this move and thats only because our depth is really lacking at LT specifically. This opens the door for Donald Penn, who was probably never going to give up his vice grip on the position anyway. Hopefully Jeremy Zuttah can fill in when needed. - St. Pete Times

Rather than allow Petitgout's roster spot to begin the descent to a 53 man roster, the Bucs have gone ahead and signed J.D. Runnels, a third-year fullback out of Oklahoma. I'm not sure what this says about Askew's ability to stay healthy... - St. Pete Times

Word is Patriots QB Tom Brady did not make the flight down to Tampa...