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Stroughter, Biggers Named Starters For Week 1

The opportunities presented themselves in different manners, but the end result is the same. Cornerback E.J. Biggers, a second-year player, and Sammie Stroughter, also in his second season, have been named starters for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Week 1 tilt against the Cleveland Browns.

Stroughter was named the starter at flanker over Maurice Stovall, who suffered an ankle injury during the preseason. Biggers meanwhile gets his chance due to the one-game suspension of Taliq Alib. Given Talib’s prior history of off-field troubles, Biggers might have more than just this one game to show he’s worthy of playing time. Getting closer to some football! Go Bucs!

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