Team cuts down to 77 players
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston played like he was in mid-season form going 16-25 for 259 yards and two touchdowns in one half of work against the Cleveland Browns in a 30-17 win Friday evening. His counterpart, Robert Griffin III completed 8-14 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. RG III had a familiar face on the receiving end as beleaguered player Josh Gordon made his preseason debut for the Browns but will still be out the first four games of the season for violation of drug policy.
“I feel really good to be out there with my teammates, my brothers, Gordon said. “It was uplifting.”
Bucs receiver Mike Evans had five receptions for 115 yards including a 34-yard touchdown from Winston. Kicker Roberto Aguayo recovered from his less than stellar prior performances where his missed three kicks and kicked field goals of 48, 21 and 27 yards on top of his three extra points.
“I had to focus, lock in and do what I used to do at Florida State,” Aguayo said. “On the professional level, you can make 30 kicks in a row, miss one and the one miss is all they’re going to talk about. I’m glad I went out and did my job. I’m very happy to help the team.”
The next game for the Bucs will be against the Washington Redskins on September 1st. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for that and all regular season games so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Tampa Bay Buccaneers!