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Bucs Fall to Redskins, 13-10, in Preseason Finale

Recapping the Buccaneers' preseason game against the Redskins.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Preseason Week 4 matchup with the Redskins.

The Buccaneers finished the preseason with a 1-3 record after falling to Washington, 13-10, on Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Both teams sat their starters, with Tampa Bay holding 36 different players out of the game. Among those who did not dress were Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy and Mike Evans. Washington did the same, sitting 33 of their players.

Ryan Fitzpatrick got the start for the Buccaneers at quarterback and was replaced by Sefo Liufau at the end of the first half. Fitzpatrick finished the game completing two of seven passes for six yards while Liufau was 15 for 26 for 143 yards. Luifau threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Reedy in the fourth quarter, the Bucs' only touchdown of the game.

Peyton Barber started the game at running back and was replaced by Jeremy McNichols as the second quarter came to a close. Both players are fighting for a roster spot, and McNichols certainly helped his case to be on the 53-man roster. Despite the Buccaneers' offensive struggles, Barber rushed for 36 yards on 10 carries.

Linebackers Kendell Beckwith, Cameron Lynch and Adarius Glanton were all impressive, but it's unlikely all three will land on the Buccaneers' final roster for the regular season. Beckwith could potentially be the Buccaneers' starting SAM while Lynch and Glanton are strong special teams players.

Washington got on the board first when Dustin Hopkins booted a field goal in the first quarter. He added three more points in the fourth quarter to put the Redskins up, 6-0. Their only touchdown was scored in the final minutes of the game, with Redskins linebacker Josh Harvey Clemons returning an interception for a score.

Tampa Bay scored their only points of the game when Zach Hocker hit a 47-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. The next time the Buccaneers take the field, it will be against the Dolphins in the regular season opener.

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