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Friday, August 24, 2012
Live from Raymond James Stadium

By Pat Yasinskas

TAMPA, Fla. -- It looks as if we’ll see something real close to “real football’’ in Friday night’s preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots.

I can’t speak for the Patriots, but the Bucs are expected to play most of their starters into the third quarter. That will be much more than we’ve seen of them in the first two preseason games. Injured players Arrelious Benn, E.J. Biggers and Amobi Okoye are expected to be held out.

I’m here at Raymond James Stadium, and I’ll also be watching the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins. I’ll be back with observations on both the Falcons and the Bucs soon after the games end. I’ll also break in if there are any major developments during the games.

Meantime, feel free to use the comments section below to discuss the Bucs and Falcons.