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Bucs 2014 preseason dates announced

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Published:   |   Updated: April 23, 2014 at 06:44 AM

— The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finalized their first preseason schedule under new head coach Lovie Smith.

The Bucs open their exhibition slate on Friday, Aug. 8 with a 7:30 p.m. road matchup at Jacksonville. Tampa Bay’s opening home game in the Smith era is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 against the Dolphins, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

The third exhibition game will be in Buffalo on Saturday, Aug. 23 at a time to be determined, before the Bucs close out the preseason at home against Washington on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

The NFL, meanwhile, will release its regular-season schedule tonight at 8. The release will be televised on NFL Network and ESPN2.

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