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Miami Dolphins season preview: Week 1 versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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A closer look at the Miami Dolphins’ 2017 opponents with some help from the bloggers that cover each team.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Minicamp Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins’ officially open training camp with their first practice next week, giving the players and coaches about 12 more days before they are back on the practice field. As training camp, and ultimately the 2017 regular season, gets closer, we take a look at the Dolphins’ 2017 regular season schedule, with some assistance from the bloggers who cover each of Miami’s opponents.

We start with Miami’s Week 1 contest, a home game on September 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We asked the guys over at Bucs Nation for some of the notable offseason roster moves as well as the draft picks that they expect to see get some playing time this year, as well as the biggest storylines for the team heading into training camp and any notable injuries the team has heading into the summer workouts.

Notable free agent additions

WR DeSean Jackson, DT Chris Baker, S J.J. Wilcox, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Notable free agent departures

S Bradley McDougald, QB Mike Glennon, WR Vincent Jackson, WR Russell Shepard

Trades

None

Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies

TE O.J. Howard, S Justin Evans, WR Chris Godwin, RB Jeremy McNichols

Biggest offseason addition

WR DeSean Jackson

Biggest storyline heading into training camp

Will Roberto Aguayo get unseated by Nick Folk? Yes, kickers are the biggest storyline. Also Hard Knocks.

Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp

Safety: Justin Evans, J.J. Wilcox, Chris Conte and Keith Tandy could all earn a starting job, so which two will come out on top?

Notable injuries heading into training camp

No severe ones. A few that should be healthy by training camp: Noah Spence, Jacquies Smith, J.J. Wilcox, Justin Evans most notably.

Miami Dolphins 2017 season:

Week 1
vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Setpember 10, 1pm

Week 2
at Los Angeles Chargers
September 17, 4:05pm

Week 3
at New York Jets
September 24, 1pm

Week 4
vs. New Orleans Saints (London)
October 1, 9:30am

Week 5
vs. Tennessee Titans
October 8, 1pm

Week 6
at Atlanta Falcons
October 15, 1pm

Week 7
vs. New York Jets
October 22, 1pm

Week 8
at Baltimore Ravens
October 26, 8:25pm (TNF)

Week 9
vs. Oakland Raiders
November 5, 8:30pm (SNF)

Week 10
at Carolina Panthers
November 13, 8:30pm (MNF)

Week 11
BYE

Week 12
at New England Patriots
November 26, 1pm

Week 13
vs. Denver Broncos
December 3, 1pm

Week 14
vs. New England Patriots
December 11, 8:30pm (MNF)

Week 15
at Buffalo Bills
December 17, 1pm

Week 16
at Kansas City Chiefs
December 24, 1pm

Week 17
vs. Buffalo Bills
December 31, 1pm