Game at a glance

The Dolphins make their home debut in the preseason Saturday night when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dolphins Stadium. It's a quick look at the matchup.

WHO: Miami Dolphins (0-3 in preseason) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)

WHEN: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Dolphins Stadium, Miami, Fla.

TV: WFOR-TV (South Florida); NFL Network (tape delay, Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET)

ANNOUNCERS: Craig Bolerjack, play-by-play; Bob Griese, color; Nat Moore, analysis; Kim Bokamper, sidelines

NFL RANKINGS (2004): Dolphins -- 29th in total offense, 31st in rushing offense, 21st in passing offense, 8th in total defense, 31st in rushing defense, 2nd in passing defense; Bucs -- 22nd in total offense, 29th in rushing offense, 14th in passing offense, 5th in total defense, 19th in rushing defense, 1st in passing defense.

COACHES: Dolphins, Nick Saban (1st season with team); Bucs, Jon Gruden (4th season)


LAST PRESEASON MEETING: 2004 at Tampa Bay; Bucs 17, Dolphins 10

DOLPHINS INJURIES: DT Larry Chester (knee) and CB Will Poole (knee) are on PUP; C Wade Smith (forearm), LB Zach Thomas (ankle) and G Jason Thomas (knee) will not play.

GAME NOTES: Gus Frerotte is expected to start at quarterback for the Dolphins. ... RB Ronnie Brown will make his debut in a Dolphins uniform and will be going up against his former college teammate, fellow first-round pick Carnell "Cadillac" Williams.

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