Bucs QB Griese not expected to attend OTAs

Organized team activities (OTAs) begin Tuesday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but veteran QB Brian Griese probably won’t be in attendance, according to the St. Petersburg Times:

    The full-squad workouts are voluntary. But team officials and Griese’s agent, Ralph Cindrich, say they do not expect the 34-year-old veteran to begin competing this week with four other quarterbacks on the Bucs roster — Luke McCown, Byron Leftwich, Josh Freeman and Josh Johnson.

Griese started five games for Tampa Bay last season, but tendinitis in his elbow forced him to miss eight games.

Now, coach Jon Gruden is gone, and the Bucs have adopted an offensive scheme that isn’t suited to Griese’s strengths. Tampa Bay likely will hold on to Griese through the offseason, however, in case another team suffers an injury at quarterback and wants to trade for an experienced signal-caller.

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