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Buccaneers Announce Pre-Season Dates

Three Fridays and a Thursday to close out the pre-season

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We now know the dates the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face-off against all four of their 2019 pre-season opponents.

According to the press release, this is the sixth straight year the Bucs will open the pre-season on the road as they travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers who hope to stay relevant without Le’Veon Bell - for good this time - and Antonio Brown.

Tampa Bay will follow their road opener up with back-to-back contests first against the Ryan Fitzpatrick led - at least for now - Miami Dolphins. Then, the traditional dress rehearsal features a match-up with Baker Mayfield and his tiger-duo of Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. as the Cleveland Browns return to Florida after falling to the Bucs in 2018.

Finally, a road trip to Dallas represents the final chance for bubble players to lay down some good film ahead of the 2019 regular season.

Of course, all of these storylines will be a bit inflated once we get there once we add the debuts of the 2019 rookie class.

Which games are you planning on attending, and how do you feel about facing the Browns in the pre-season ‘dress rehearsal’?