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Bucs open preseason without Verner, Jenkins, Goldson



Greetings from Jacksonville, where the Bucs and Jaguars will open the preseason at 7:30 p.m. here at EverBank Field. The Bucs, however, will do so without three potential starters in the defensive secondary -- cornerbacks Alterraun Verner and Mike Jenkins and safety Dashon Goldson are scratched from tonight's game with lingering injuries.

Given that, the Bucs are going to have Deveron Carr and Danny Gorrer at corner, with Mark Barron and Major Wright at safety. Carr is something of a surprise, given that Johnthan Banks, who's worked with the No. 1 defense all camp, is available. The secondary was one of the team's deepest positions entering camp, so it's a good test of that right out of the gate.

We'll have updates throughout the game on Twitter, so make sure to follow us at @gregauman and @NFLstroud ...

[Last modified: Friday, August 8, 2014 7:15pm]


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