Bucs release preseason schedule

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host New England and Jacksonville during the 2008 preseason at Raymond James Stadium, the Buccaneers announced on Thursday. Find out the complete schedule here.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will stay in the state of Florida for the first three preseason games of 2008 before finally venturing out of the state to end the preseason slate against Houston, according to a schedule released by the Bucs on Thursday.

Tampa Bay kicks off its preseason schedule on the road against the Miami Dolphins the week of August 7-11. This will be the ninth consecutive year that the Sunshine State's first two football franchises have met in the preseason, and the 17th time they have played since 1991.

The following week, on Sunday, August 17, at 8 p.m. EST, the Buccaneers will open their home schedule in front of a nationally televised audience on the NFL Network, welcoming the 2007 AFC Champion New England Patriots. This will mark the Buccaneers first-ever appearance on the NFL Network and the second consecutive year that Tampa Bay hosts New England in the preseason.

Tampa Bay will conclude its home portion of the preseason schedule the week of August 21-25 when it plays host to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

For the seventh consecutive preseason, the Buccaneers conclude their exhibition slate against the Texans. The Buccaneers, who will travel to Houston for this year's meeting on August 28th or August 29th

News Channel 8 WFLA-TV is the official home of Buccaneers preseason football, and will produce three preseason games in 2008: at Miami, vs. Jacksonville and at Houston.

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