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Todd Bowles Reveals Plans for Starters in Final Preseason Game

Devon Platana
Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Todd Bowles has revealed his plans for his starters in the final preseason game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Todd Bowles has revealed his plans for his starters in the final preseason game. / AP Photos/Alex Menendez

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't exactly been giving it their all this NFL preseason. Resting their banged-up starters has led to the Bucs going 0-2 ahead of Saturday's preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts. Naturally, fans are wondering if they'll catch a glimpse of key players before the regular season.

Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles revealed earlier this week that "anyone that is healthy will play" against the Colts. Yes, that even includes Tom Brady, who has already been named the starter for the upcoming exhibition affair.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preseason

There's no telling how much Brady and the other starters will play. Still, it's encouraging to know that Buccaneers fans will have a better idea of how the final roster will look ahead of Tuesday's 53-man deadline.

Bowles also told reporters that one of his top goals is to pay attention to positional battles when it comes to left guard and wideout depth. Rookie LG Luke Goedeke is slated to get the start ahead of Nick Leverett, while backup wide receivers get a chance to step up with Chris Godwin and Russell Gage unlikely to play.

Other Tampa Bay players that are listed as "questionable" include running back Giovanni Bernard, WR Breshad Perriman and offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs.

Colts HC Frank Reich already revealed earlier this week that his starters will likely play most of the first half on Saturday. Combined with the Buccaneers rolling out their healthy starters, it should be as close to regular-season action that the NFL preseason can offer.

Buccaneers vs Colts Odds

Even with the Bucs playing key players, they're still viewed as underdogs at Lucas Oil Stadium. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists the Colts as 4-point home favorites ahead of Saturday's preseason game.

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