Mack starts at CB, Stevens at TE in preseason opener at Miami
The Bucs will open the preseason tonight at Miami without arguably their best player on defense and offense.
Elbert Mack will start at left cornerback in place of Aqib Talib and Jerramy Stevens takes the place of tight end Kellen Winslow.
Neither player made the trip to South Florida. Talib was excused for a personal matter and the Bucs are holding Winslow out of the first preseason game for precautionary reasons. Winslow is expected to play against Kansas City next Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.