Glazer family donates $1-million to hurricane relief efforts
The Bucs are stepping up to help the Tampa Bay community recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma, as the Glazer family announced Monday a $1-million donation to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts.
"Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction throughout the entire state of Florida," Bucs co-chair Bryan Glazer said in a statement. "The long recovery process is already underway, and the entire Buccaneer organization stands in support of all those who have been impacted. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, as well as the countless numbers of first responders and everyone who is working so selflessly to keep our communities safe."
The Bucs' season opener against the Dolphins in Miami was postponed last week and will be played in Week 11, on Nov. 19. The team has not issued an official statement yet, but it's believed that Sunday's home opener against the Bears will be played as scheduled.
Bucs players had four days off over the weekend as is required during a bye week, so the team is expected to return to Tampa on Tuesday with the hopes of returning to practice Wednesday at One Buc Place. If that isn't feasible, the team has looked into practicing this week at the University of Minnesota.