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Buccaneers at Saints open thread for Week 1

Live twitter updates from the Bucs at Saints matchup.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Buccaneers open the 2018 NFL season against the Saints in New Orleans. There have already been plenty of headlines heading into Week 1, but none bigger than Saturday’s announcement where the team will be without veteran cornerback Brent grimes.

Despite the setback defense, the team will be ready to unveil their newly revamped defensive line. They will be tested early on with putting pressure on Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees and making sure that the New Orleans offense does not beat them early and often throughout the afternoon.

On the offensive side of the ball, the team will look to make the most of what they have to work with. Many have been anxiously waiting to see what rookie Ronald Jones II will bring to the offense, but he just doesn’t look ready after struggling during the preseason. Fortunately, running back Peyton Barber will be able to carry most of the load out of the backfield.