With Byron Leftwich now named the starting QB, as expected, if the Bucs can’t find a deal for Luke McCown, look for them to open the season with four passers, according to a team source.
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Byron Leftwich has been named Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback, winning the job over Luke McCown, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris notified both players of his anticipated decision Saturday morning.
The Packers are concerned enough about their backup quarterback spot that they could get involved in trade talks with the Buccaneers, who are shopping Byron Leftwich, Luke McCown and Josh Johnson.
There is no mystery with how Tampa Bay will use first-round quarterback Josh Freeman. He’s the backup. But for how long?
The Buccaneers have four quarterbacks vying for three jobs. The only one not on the trading block right now is first-round draft pick Josh Freeman.
Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: Brodie Croyle, Byron Leftwich, Chan Gailey, David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Luke McCown, Matt Cassel, Minnesota Vikings, Paul Smith, Tarvaris Jackson, Todd Bouman, Tyler Thigpen
The Chiefs are willing to deal backup QB Tyler Thigpen to the Jaguars, but the teams haven’t been able to agree on draft-pick compensation.
Posted: Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: Buffalo Bills, Byron Leftwich, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Josh Freemen, Josh Johnson, Luke McCown, New Orleans Saints, Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have been contacting other teams this week to gauge interest in their quarterbacks after putting off a decision to name a starter, according to league sources.
Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Monday that both Byron Leftwich and Luke McCown will get equal time in Thursday’s third preseason game as the team’s QB competition gets one final look.
Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris had initially set a self-imposed deadline — following the team’s second preseason game — to pick a starting quarterback, but earlier today told the media he may put the decision off for another week. It turns out he has.
Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Raheem Morris isn’t quite ready to name a starting quarterback, and didn’t deny he could extend the competition for the starting spot through the team’s third preseason game.
The other three quarterbacks in Tampa Bay have received considerable attention, for various reasons, but Josh Johnson has flashed his potential, too.
Tucked away in the final line of a press release announcing the signing of third-round pick DT Roy Miller, the Buccaneers also announced on Monday that veteran QB Brian Griese had been released.
Posted: Sunday, June 28th, 2009 | Steve Wyche Tags: Braylon Edwards, Brian Orakpo, Brian Robiskie, Byron Leftwich, Cleveland Browns, Donte' Stallworth, Harry Douglas, Joshua Cribbs, Kellen Clemens, La'Roi Glover, Luke McCown, Mark Sanchez, Mike Furrey, Mohamed Massaquoi, NFL Rookie Symposium
Browns coaches have not routinely addressed the status of jailed and suspended wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth to the team or used his absence as incentive to get players to compete for his spot.
On the same day that QB Michael Vick was released by the Atlanta Falcons, a team known for collecting quarterbacks declared that it had no interest in Vick.
Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2009 | Adam Rank Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Darren McFadden, Eli Manning, Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown, Oakland Raiders, Plaxico Burress, Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Terrell Owens, Tony Romo
Plaxico Burress could be an intriguing possibly should he shake free of his legal problems, but he would be a fantasy mismatch in Tampa Bay.