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Alstott tribute planned

Dexter Jackson works on punt returns during Monday’s practice.

JAMES Borchuck | Times

Dexter Jackson works on punt returns during Monday’s practice.

Alstott tribute

Mike Alstott is gone but not forgotten.

The Bucs plan to honor Alstott, during their nationally televised Sunday night home game Oct. 19 against the Seahawks.

A tribute to the retired fullback will be at halftime. Fans will benefit that evening, too. The Bucs plan to have a commemorative Alstott ticket and an Alstott gate giveaway.

Tickets to this game and others will be available beginning Friday, when the Bucs plan to put a limited number of single-game tickets on sale. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. only through Ticketmaster (outlets,, 813-287-8844, 727-898-2100). They will not be available at the Raymond James Stadium box office.

Alstott retired in January after 12 seasons. The team held a black-tie gala for him but it had long planned to have a public show of appreciation.

Brothers, foes

If quarterback Luke McCown starts Saturday's preseason opener at Miami, he likely will oppose his brother, Dolphins quarterback Josh McCown, right. Josh was listed Monday as No. 1, though coach Tony Sparano cautioned against reading too much into that.

Quote of the day

"I don't know where that came from. No. 10 is better, I guess. I hope it's 10 times better."

Jon Gruden on Dexter Jackson changing jersey numbers from No. 1 to 10.

Bucs see matinee

The Bucs canceled their afternoon practice Monday, likely another effort by coach Jon Gruden to give his players a break from the physical rigors of training camp.

This time, however, Gruden gave them a break from the mental grind, too. Rather than fill the afternoon with meetings, the team watched The Dark Knight, the latest Batman installment.

Preseason games

Aug. 17, Patriots, 8, NFL Network, Ch. 38

Aug. 23, Jaguars, 7:30, Ch. 38

Aug. 28, at Texans, 8, Ch. 8


Today8:30-11:10; 2:45-4:30

Wednesday8:30-11:10; 2:45-4:30

Thursday9:45-10:55 (ST); 7:30-9:10

Friday9:15-10:15 (WT)

Saturdayat Miami, 7:30, Ch. 38



Aug. 112:45-4:45

Aug. 128:30-11:10; 2:45-4:30

Aug. 138:30-11:10; 2:45-4:30

Aug. 148:30-9:55 (camp ends)

ST: special teams only WT: walk-through * Practice moves inside from 4-5, closed to public
** Possibility entire afternoon practice moves inside, closed to public

Alstott tribute planned 08/04/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:46am]
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