The Buccaneers finished the 2015 preseason on high note, defeating the Miami Dolphins, 22-17, in Miami on Thursday night. The Bucs finished with a 2-2 record entering the regular season.
For the most part, Thursday night's game was an opportunity for reserve players to see the field for an extended period of time. Quarterback Jameis Winston, running back Doug Martin, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David were among notable players who did not participate.
Photos from the Buccaneers' preseason game against the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.
Rookie wide receivers Adam Humphries and Rannell Hall took full advantage of the opportunity, catching four passes each.
Humphries earned 62 yards on his four catches, all of which were recorded in the first half. He also scored the Bucs' first touchdown, catching a four-yard strike from Mike Glennon on the Bucs' second drive. Hall finished with 63 receiving yards, one more than Humphries.
Fellow receiver Vincent Jackson spoke highly of Humphries when he met with the media at halftime.
"Adam's doing great," Jackson said. "He's had a great camp. He's just one of those guys who comes in, works hard each and every day. He's really improved, taken the coaching and picked up the system very well."
Also making the most of his extended playing time was kicker Kyle Brinzda, who connected on 57 and 55-yard field goals in his first game in Buccaneer uniform. The Bucs traded Tim Wright to the Lions for Brindza earlier in the week.
The Bucs scored on defense, too. The team recorded a safety in the first half before Khaseem Greene returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown in the second.
Mike James led the Bucs in rushing, picking up 49 yards on 11 carries. Greene and safety Keith Tandy were tied for the team-lead in tackles with eight each.
The next time the Bucs take the field for a game will be September 13th against the Titans at home in Week 1 of the regular season.