Watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers LIVE (Online) — NFL Preseason Game

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, August 9.
TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by NFL Network. Local coverage will be CBS-affiliates KDKA-TV and WTSP, with the former covering Pennsylvania and the latter covering Florida.
Live stream

A live stream will be available via NFL Network online as well as via fuboTV.
What to look out for

Neither the Steelers nor the Bucs will have a full team going into Week 1 of preseason, with both franchises still looking to bring their rosters up to speed.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin revealed starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not feature against Tampa Bay, with Joshua Dobbs starting under center instead.

Back-up quarterbacks Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges are also expected to feature, while safety Sean Davis and linebacker T.J. Watt could miss out due to a finger and hamstring injury respectively.

Among the first-team starters, running back James Conner and star receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster are both expected to feature but are unlikely to be on the field for long.

Similarly, the Bucs are expected to field a largely experimental side. Second-year running back Ronald Jones will be looking to impress after a disappointing rookie season, while Jameis Winston is expected to start under center.

Winston, the first overall pick of the 2015 draft, is expected to turn a corner after a disappointing season. So far the signs are promising, with the quarterback looking to keep things simple.

“Quarterback is such a complex position because you have to know everyone’s job [and] you have different things thrown at you, but I think the art to it is just really making things simple,” he was quoted as saying by ESPN.

“It’s about moving the chains. It’s about a completion here and a completion there. That’s how you know the game really slows down, when you are just able to do that—when that is just second nature.”

As ever in preseason, rookies will be the center of attention.

The Bucs drafted LSU linebacker Devin White with the fifth overall pick and two cornerbacks, Sean Bunting from Central Michigan and Jamel Dean from Auburn, in the second and third round respectively.

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