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Buccaneers vs. Dolphins preseason 2015: game time, TV schedule, live online streaming, radio, announcers and more

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face their traditional opponent for the final game of the 2015 NFL preseason: the Miami Dolphins. Neither the Bucs nor the Dolphins are likely to play their starters much, if at all. Jameis Winston is recovering from a minor ankle injury, and the Bucs have no interest in seeing him get hurt again. Instead, this game will be used to fight out the remaining position battles at the bottom of the depth chart.

For the Bucs, that means figuring out whether Garrett Gilkey, Jeremiah Warren Patrick Omameh or Kadeem Edwards get to make the roster as the main backup interior lineman. Warren has a leg up because he can actually snap the ball, while Gilkey can perform a move that vaguely resembles snapping the ball.

Another key position battle: kicker. The Bucs traded for Kyle Brindza after Patrick Murray and Connor Barth both disappointed so far. Giving Brindza a massive advantage is the fact that he's actually good at kickoffs, in addition to being accurate on field goals. Not something either Murray or Barth can say based on this preseason.

Beyond that, the final receiver slot is still up for grabs. The Bucs have room for a quick, diminutive slot receiver who can add some value as a return specialist. Adam Humphries, Rannell Hall and Donteea Dye are the prime candidates for that position, with Kaelin Clay likely sidelined with injury.

Here's everything you need to know to watch tonight's game.

Buccaneers vs. Dolphins

Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

Game time: Thursday, September 3, 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: WFLA (NBC/8) -- Full listings

NFL Network replay: Friday, 1:00 p.m. ET

Online streaming: NFL Game Pass

Radio: WFUS 103.5 FM, 620 WDAE AM

Announcers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber (Bucs broadcast); Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, Nat Moore (Dolphins broadcast)

Enemy blog: The Phinsider

Twitter: @Bucs_Nation

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Regular season schedule

The Bucs' all-time record against these opponents is listed in parentheses.

Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 13, 4:25 p.m. - Tennessee Titans (2-8)
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 20, 1:00 p.m. - at New Orleans Saints (17-29)
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 27, 1:00 p.m. - at Houston Texans (1-2)
Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 4, 1:00 p.m. - Carolina Panthers (11-18)
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 11, 1:00 p.m. - Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4)
Week 6: Bye week
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 25, 1:00 p.m - at Washington (10-9)
Week 8: Sunday, Nov. 1, 1:00 p.m. - at Atlanta Falcons (21-22)
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 8, 4:05 p.m. - New York Giants (6-12)
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:00 p.m. - Dallas Cowboys (3-11)
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 22, 1:00 p.m. - at Philadelphia Eagles (5-8)
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 29, 1:00 p.m. - at Indianapolis Colts (5-7)
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 6, 1:00 p.m. - Atlanta Falcons (21-22)
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 13, 1:00 p.m. - New Orleans Saints (17-29)
Week 15: Thursday, Dec. 17, 8:25 p.m. - at St. Louis Rams (8-12)
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 27, 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Bears (18-37)
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 3, 1:00 p.m. - at Carolina Panthers (11-18)