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Preseason Game Three: Browns at Buccaneers

The Browns hit the road for the first time this preseason and take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

August 29, 2015

Cleveland Browns (0-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)

Raymond James Stadium

7:00 p.m. Kickoff

Local Television: WEWS, Channel 5

Play-by-play: Mike Patrick Analyst: Solomon Wilcots Sideline reporter: Andy Baskin

Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Flagship stations: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)

Play-by-play: Jim Donovan Analyst: Doug Dieken Sideline reporter: Nathan Zegura


Cleveland Browns:

2015 preseason record: 0-2

2014 regular season record: 7-9

2014 statistical leaders:

 Rushing: Terrance West (171-673, 3.9, 4 TD)

 Passing: Brian Hoyer (242-438, 3,326, 12 TD)

 Receiving: Andrew Hawkins (63-824, 13.1, 2 TD)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

2015 preseason record: 1-1

2014 regular season record: 2-14

2014 statistical leaders:

 Rushing: Doug Martin (134-494, 3.7, 2 TD)

 Passing: Josh McCown (184-327, 2,206, 11 TD)

 Receiving: Vincent Jackson (70-1,002, 14.3, 2 TD)


Projected Browns Starting Line-up:

Cleveland Browns    
WR 16 Andrew Hawkins
LT 73 Joe Thomas
LG 75 Joel Bitonio
C 55 Alex Mack
RG 77 John Greco
RT 72 Mitchell Schwartz
TE 82 Gary Barnidge
WR 83 Brian Hartline
QB 13 Josh McCown
RB 34 Isaiah Crowell
FB 44 Malcolm Johnson
RE 94 Randy Starks
NT 98 Phil Taylor
LE 92 Desmond Bryant
OLB 99 Paul Kruger
MIKE 56 Karlos Dansby
WILL 58 Christian Kirksey
OLB 54 Scott Solomon
CB 22 Tramon Williams
CB 23 Joe Haden
FS 39 Tashaun Gipson
SS 31 Donte Whitner
P 8 Andy Lee
K 6 Travis Coons
H 8 Andy Lee
KR 15 Marlon Moore
PR 11 Travis Benjamin
LS 47 Charley Hughlett

Last Meeting:

11/2/14 Browns 22, Buccaneers 17 at Cleveland


Interesting Notes:

-  QB Josh McCown spent 2014 with the Buccaneers. He started 11 games and threw for 2,206 yards and 11 touchdowns.

- Tampa Bay OL Garrett Gilkey was a seventh-round pick by the Browns in 2013. He appeared in six games with Cleveland during his rookie season.

- LB Paul Kruger could become the first Browns player to record 10-plus sacks in back-to-back seasons since sacks became an official stat in 1982.

- Four times in 2014 NFL quarterbacks threw for six touchdowns in a game. No Cleveland Browns QB has ever thrown for six scores in a single game.

- OL Joe Thomas has started the past 128 games at left tackle, which is tied for the second-longest active streak in the NFL among offensive linemen. Thomas has not missed an offensive snap since joining the Browns as the third overall pick in 2007 and has been selected to the Pro Bowl each season.

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