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NFL football returns as the Bengals and Bucs face off in their preseason opener. Here is everything you'll need to watch and follow this contest. 

NFL: Preseason-Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Live NFL football is finally back in our lives, sort of.

Sure, preseason football may not be the same level of football we’ll see in the regular season, but it’s nevertheless football being played by NFL athletes in competition for the first time in over seven months for the Cincinnati Bengals, as they play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their preseason opener.

Training camp and the preseason are part of the road to how far the Bengals will go in the 2017 season. This is also a pivotal time for newcomers looking to take on big roles with this team.

So, which Bengals will impress in the preseason debut? Who will move up the depth chart and who will see themselves off the roster? Those are the kinds of questions for which we’ll learn answers during the next month of preseason action.

The preseason isn’t about Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Geno Atkins. It’s about guys like Alex Erickson, Deshawn Williams, Chris Smith, Will Clarke, Jake Elliott and more of the guys fighting for their roster lives.

Second-round rookie running back Joe Mixon has been lighting it up in his first training camp, so it will be interesting to see how he does against a solid Buccaneers defense in his first live game action. He’s currently listed fourth on the depth chart at running back, so he’ll need to have a great preseason to ensure he’s getting a big workload once the regular season begins.

Fourth-round rookie linebacker Carl Lawson has been a terror off the edge in camp against every Bengals lineman he’s faced. Now he gets to go against another team’s lineman and prove he’s ready for a big role in this defense.

As for the Buccaneers, they’re looking to build off a promising 9-7 season and look primed for another winning season, which could get them into the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

They feature a high-flying offense led by third-year quarterback Jameis Winston, who some already consider a top-10 passer in the NFL. He certainly has the potential to have a top-10 season with a pass-catching group of Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and 19th-overall pick O.J. Howard.

Though we should only see the starters for a series or two, it will be interesting to see how the Bengals’ defense holds up against that talented offense. As well as how the offensive line does against a solid Tampa Bay defensive line.

Here is everything you'll need to watch and follow these two teams square off in Week 1 of the preseason.

How to Watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals

Date: Friday, August 11, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

TV Channel: WKRC-TV (CBS Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WKEF-TV (ABC Ch. 22) in Dayton, WSYXTV (ABC Ch. 6) in Columbus, WLIO-TV (FOX Ch. 8.2) in Lima, WDKY-TV FOX Ch. 56) in Lexington, Ky. and WDRB-TV (FOX Ch. 41) in Louisville, Ky.; Check out 506sports.com for full listings in surrounding areas

Announcers: Bengals Preseason Network coverage features Brad Johansen (play-by-play), Anthony Munoz (analyst) and Mike Valpredo (sideline reporter).

Online Stream: NFL Game Pass

Radio: The Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). The broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).

Odds: Cincinnati (-2), Over/Under 37.5, via OddsShark.com

Replay: Saturday, August 12, 1:00 a.m. and Tuesday, August 15, 1:00 p.m. on NFL Network. You can also watch a replay with NFL Game Pass.

Bengals 90 Man Roster 2017

61 Bodine, Russell C 6-3 308 25 4 North Carolina
61 Bodine, Russell C 6-3 308 25 4 North Carolina
60 Johnson, T.J. C 6-4 300 27 4 South Carolina
23 Benwikere, Bene CB 6-0 195 25 4 San Jose State
21 Dennard, Darqueze CB 5-11 198 25 4 Michigan State
22 Jackson, William CB 6-0 187 24 2 Houston
24 Jones, Adam CB 5-10 180 33 11 West Virginia
27 Kirkpatrick, Dre CB 6-2 185 27 6 Alabama
29 McRae, Tony CB 5-10 185 24 1 North Carolina A&T
20 Russell, KeiVarae CB 5-11 196 23 2 Notre Dame
26 Shaw, Josh CB 6-1 200 25 3 Southern California
37 Cox, Demetrious DB 6-1 198 23 R Michigan State
76 Brown, Ryan DE 6-6 276 23 1 Mississippi State
93 Clarke, Will DE 6-6 280 26 4 West Virginia
96 Dunlap, Carlos DE 6-6 280 28 8 Florida
95 Gilberry, Wallace DE 6-2 270 32 10 Alabama
91 Hardison, Marcus DE 6-3 310 25 3 Arizona State
90 Johnson, Michael DE 6-7 272 30 9 Georgia Tech
94 Smith, Chris DE 6-1 266 25 4 Arkansas
99 Willis, Jordan DE 6-4 255 22 R Kansas State
97 Atkins, Geno DT 6-1 300 29 8 Georgia
75 Billings, Andrew DT 6-1 325 22 2 Baylor
79 Dean, David DT 6-1 302 24 1 Virginia
67 Glasgow, Ryan DT 6-3 302 23 R Michigan
92 Sims, Pat DT 6-2 330 31 10 Auburn
68 Tupou, Josh DT 6-3 350 23 R Colorado
69 Williams, DeShawn DT 6-1 295 24 2 Clemson
44 Laufasa, Darrin FB 6-1 235 22 R Texas-El Paso
65 Boling, Clint G 6-5 305 28 7 Georgia
64 Dielman, J.J G 6-5 309 23 R Utah
66 Hopkins, Trey G 6-3 310 25 2 Texas
79 Lee, Cameron G 6-5 312 23 R Illinois State
62 Redmond, Alex G 6-5 310 22 1 UCLA
71 Smith, Andre G 6-4 325 30 9 Alabama
72 Stanton, Dustin G 6-4 298 23 R Oregon State
63 Westerman, Christian G 6-3 300 24 2 Arizona State
82 Carter, Cethan H-B 6-3 241 23 R Nebraska
89 Hewitt, Ryan H-B 6-4 255 26 4 Stanford
25 Bernard, Giovani HB 5-9 205 25 5 North Carolina
32 Hill, Jeremy HB 6-1 235 24 4 Louisiana State
28 Mixon, Joe HB 6-1 228 21 R Oklahoma
30 Peerman, Cedric HB 5-10 212 30 8 Virginia
39 Williams, Jarveon HB 5-9 202 22 R Texas- San Antonio
4 Bullock, Randy K 5-9 206 27 6 Texas A&M
3 Elliott, Jake K 5-9 167 22 R Memphis
49 Albright, Bryson LB 6-5 225 23 1 Miami (Ohio)
52 Bell, Brandon LB 6-1 229 22 R Penn State
55 Burfict, Vontaze LB 6-1 255 26 6 Arizona State
47 Dawson, P.J. LB 6-0 240 24 2 Texas Christian
50 Evans, Jordan LB 6-2 233 22 R Oklahoma
53 Flowers, Marquis LB 6-3 245 25 4 Arizona
58 Lawson, Carl LB 6-2 261 22 R Auburn
51 Minter, Kevin LB 6-0 246 26 5 LSU
56 Nickerson, Hardy LB 6-0 232 23 R Illinois
57 Rey, Vincent LB 6-0 250 29 7 Duke
59 Vigil, Nick LB 6-2 239 23 2 Utah State
46 Harris, Clark LS 6-5 250 33 9 Rutgers
74 Fisher, Jake OT 6-6 305 24 3 Oregon
77 Lechler, Landon OT 6-7 317 23 R North Dakota State
70 Ogbuehi, Cedric OT 6-5 310 25 3 Texas A&M
78 Perkins, Kent OT 6-5 320 22 R Texas
73 Winston, Eric OT 6-7 310 33 11 Miami (Fla.)
10 Huber, Kevin P 6-1 211 32 9 Cincinnati
# NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE
14 Dalton, Andy QB 6-2 220 29 7 Texas Christian
6 Driskel, Jeff QB 6-4 231 24 2 Louisiana Tech
5 McCarron, AJ QB 6-3 220 26 3 Alabama
33 Carson, Tra RB 5-11 231 24 1 Texas A&M
42 Fejedelem, Clayton S 6-0 205 24 2 Illinois
43 Iloka, George S 6-4 225 27 6 Boise State
31 Smith, Derron S 5-10 200 25 3 Fresno State
36 Williams, Shawn S 6-0 210 26 5 Georgia
40 Wilson, Brandon S 5-11 200 23 R Houston
85 Eifert, Tyler TE 6-6 255 26 5 Notre Dame
81 Kroft, Tyler TE 6-6 250 24 3 Rutgers
86 Schreck, Mason TE 6-5 258 23 R Buffalo
87 Uzomah, C.J. TE 6-6 265 24 3 Auburn
83 Boyd, Tyler WR 6-2 197 22 2 Pittsburgh
88 Brown, Chris WR 6-1 191 23 2 Notre Dame
16 Core, Cody WR 6-3 210 23 2 Mississippi
12 Erickson, Alex WR 6-0 195 24 2 Wisconsin
18 Green, A.J. WR 6-4 210 29 7 Georgia
11 LaFell, Brandon WR 6-3 210 30 8 Louisiana State
80 Malone, Josh WR 6-3 208 21 R Tennessee
15 Ross, John WR 5-11 188 22 R Washington
17 Russell, Alonzo WR 6-4 206 24 1 Toledo
13 Whitfield, Kermit WR 5-8 184 23 R Florida State