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Can Bucs’ Scotty Miller seize the opportunity?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Two big Bucs weapons didn’t practice Monday, but a guy trying to make the team has two shots left.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller (10) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Justin Watson (17) take the field for training camp at the AdventHealth Training Center on July 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times [MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller (10) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Justin Watson (17) take the field for training camp at the AdventHealth Training Center on July 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON | Times [MONICA HERNDON | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Aug. 20
Updated Aug. 20

We discuss news that Mike Evans and Ronald Jones didn’t practice with injuries and they may not play against the Cleveland Browns Friday night at Raymond James Stadium.

Is this an opening for receiver Scotty Miller, who returned to practice? Coach Bruce Arians says Miller needs to impress in the next two preseason games.

Also:

Rays Radio pregame and postgame host Neil Solondz on the Rays playoff push, who might be coming to help the team down the stretch and how good as Willy Adames been lately in the field.

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