MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker, their top pick in this year's draft, made his preseason debut, the biggest news in the exhibition season finale Thursday between the Buccaneers and Dolphins won by Tampa Bay, 22-17.
Almost all of the Dolphins' starters sat out, and they didn't play either of their top two quarterbacks, Ryan Tannehill or Matt Moore. Parker played briefly, was targeted three times and caught one pass for 11 yards for Miami (1-3).
Some Bucs starters played a bit, but No. 1 overall draft pick Winston took the night off after warming up.
The Bucs lost three linemen to injuries. . Starting guard Garrett Gilkey (left knee) was carted off in the second quarter, and backup defensive end Larry English (left knee) was carted away in the third quarter with a left knee injury. Backup DE T.J. Fatinikun (shoulder) left in the first quarter.
Winston's backup, Mike Glennon, played the first half and went 11 for 20 for 141 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. Dolphins reserve cornerback Will Davis, who had been in danger of not making the team, twice intercepted Glennon.
McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 11 for 16 for 127 yards for Miami, but threw two interceptions, including one returned for a score. Josh Freeman didn't enter the game until late in the third quarter, which likely signals he'll be cut. He went 13 for 22 for 165 yards against his former team, and threw two interceptions to Keith Tandy in the final two minutes to end Miami's comeback bid.
Rookie Kyle Brindza, acquired from Detroit in a trade this week, may have clinched a job by making field goals of 57 and 55 yards for Tampa Bay. Connor Barth had a 50-yard try blocked.
Miami rookie Jay Ajayi rushed for 66 yards in nine carries and added two receptions for 37 yards, but he left in the third quarter with a chest injury.
The Bucs' Khaseem Greene made a diving interception and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown. He also had 10 tackles. Tandy had eight tackles to go with his interceptions.
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