Chris Conte, Keith Tandy fighting for roster spot in preseason finale

MIAMI – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Miami Dolphins in the final preseason game Thursday night. Here are a couple of things to watch during the game:

Why to watch: The Bucs aren’t expected to play their starters, but the game is still significant. It’s important for a number of players that are on the roster bubble. Some of the key positions are safety, where Chris Conte and Keith Tandy are fighting for the final roster spot, and on the offensive line where Garrett Gilkey, Jeremiah Warren and Kadeem Edwards are on the fringe.

Did you know: Due mostly to geography, the Dolphins and Bucs have played each other regularly in the preseason. This will be the 22nd time in the last 23 preseasons that the teams have played and it’s their 30th preseason meeting overall. Miami leads the preseason series 17-12. In the regular season, the Bucs and Dolphins have split 10 meetings.