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Kicker Kyle Brindza impresses in Buccaneers' victory

MIAMI -- The game didn’t mean very much on the surface, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have found their kicker in Thursday night’s 22-17 preseason victory against the Miami Dolphins.

Kicker Kyle Brindza, who was acquired in a trade with Detroit earlier in the week, made field goals of 57 and 55 yards. That likely puts him ahead of Connor Barth and Patrick Murray as the Bucs prepare to cut their roster to 53 players by Saturday afternoon.

Here’s a look at some other odds and ends from Thursday's game:

QB depth chart: Nothing has changed. Rookie Jameis Winston didn’t play, but he still is ticketed to be the starter in Week 1. Backup Mike Glennon got the start Thursday and looked mediocre, throwing two interceptions. Winston has been targeted for the starting role since the day he was drafted, and Glennon did nothing to change that.

What it means: Pretty much nothing. The Bucs didn’t play their starters, which is the norm in the fourth preseason game. The game did feature some battles for the final roster spots. But this was a night when the Bucs were resting their starters to get ready for the regular season.

Maybe that dude could make the roster: Undrafted rookie wide receiver Rannell Hall made a final pitch for a roster spot with four receptions for 63 yards. The odds are stacked against Hall because Kenny Bell and Kaelin Clay were draft picks. But Hall made two nice catches in the second quarter, another big grab in the third quarter and he also has ability as a return man.

Who got hurt: Defensive end T.J. Fatinikun suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter and did not return to the game. Offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey, who is very much in the mix for a roster spot, suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter and did not return. Defensive end Larry English was carted off the field in the third quarter with a left knee injury and did not return. Defensive tackle Da'Quan Bowers left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury.

A player who looks amazing: Safety Keith Tandy is in competition with Chris Conte for the final roster spot at the position. Tandy helped his chances by showing his value on special teams. He recovered a fumbled punt return that set up a Tampa Bay touchdown. More important, Tandy also intercepted two Josh Freeman passes in the fourth quarter.

Rookie watch: Undrafted rookie wide receiver Adam Humphries began the offseason as a very long shot to make the team. But he made a case for a roster spot. Humphries caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter Thursday and looked good as a return man.

One reason to freak out (in a good way): Don’t get too excited because we’re talking about backups, but Tampa Bay’s second-team defense looked very good. Safety Major Wright, who is battling for a roster spot, came up with an interception after a tipped pass and the defense scored on a safety. Linebacker Khaseem Greene also had interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter.

What’s next: The Bucs open the regular season Sept. 13 at home against the Tennessee Titans.