Bucs to play Jags, Dolphins in preseason

Lovie Smith's first preseason game as Bucs coach will be at Jacksonville in early August.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the NFL’s other two Florida teams in the preseason.

The league released its preseason schedule Wednesday, and the Bucs will travel to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 (Aug. 7-10) and host the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 (Aug. 14-18).

They’ll play at the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 (Aug. 21-24) and host the Washington Redskins in Week 4 (Aug. 28).

The Bucs went 0-4 in the preseason last year on their way to a 4-12 season that resulted in the firings of former coach Greg Schiano and former general manager Mark Dominik. They began their first offseason program under coach Lovie Smith on Monday.

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