Tampa Bay, which finished last in the NFC South last season, will be without starting quarterback Jameis Winston for the first three games of the 2018 NFL season.
Winston is slated to be suspended under the league’s personal conduct policy, according to the Tampa Times.
The suspension stems from an NFL investigation after a female Uber driver in Scottsdale, Ariz., accused Winston of groping her during a ride on March 16, 2016.
Winston, 24, will miss games against the Saints, Eagles and Steelers.
The Falcons will host the Buccaneers on Oct. 14, which will be his third game back after the suspension.
The Falcons close out the regular season against the Bucs on Dec. 30.
The Bucs are coached by former Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Former Falcons head coach Mike Smith is Tampa Bay’s defensive coordinator.
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