Storm shifts Bucs-Redskins game to Wednesday at 8
With Tropical Depression Nine moving toward Florida, the Bucs announced Monday night that their final preseason game against the Redskins at Raymond James Stadium has been moved from Thursday to Wednesday night at 8 p.m.
"We have been in regular communication with administrators from the Tampa Sports Authority, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the National Weather Service over the past day as it has become apparent that the most severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine will likely make landfall on Thursday," Bucs COO Brian Ford said in a statement. "This decision was made by both teams in conjunction with the National Football League and local authorities in an effort to ensure the safety of our fans, players and stadium staff."
The game will be broadcast locally on WFLA Ch. 8, with kickoff starting at 8 p.m.
The Bucs have already cut their roster from 90 players to 76, and will need to make another 23 moves after the game to reach the NFL's roster limit of 53 players by Saturday afternoon.