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Josh McCown | Quarterback

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/4/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 213
College: Sam Houston State
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Josh McCown (thumb) has resumed practicing.
Mike Glennon took the first-team reps in Monday's informal session, but McCown was reportedly throwing "very well." McCown's status will be updated when the Bucs return to official practice on Wednesday. We fully expect Glennon to remain under center against the Vikings. Oct 20 - 2:04 PM

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Josh McCown (thumb) did not practice Wednesday.

McCown will get an extended rest with the Bucs on their bye this week. He remains out indefinitely.
Oct 15 - 1:26 PM

Josh McCown (thumb) has yet to resume football activities, and doesn't know when he'll return.

"It's getting there," McCown said Tuesday. "We'll see. ... We'll take it kind of day by day, week by week." McCown does not sound terribly likely to return following the Bucs' Week 7 bye. Whenever McCown does come back, it should be as Mike Glennon's backup.
Oct 14 - 3:18 PM

Josh McCown (thumb) is doubtful for Week 6 against the Ravens.

It's a downgrade from last week, when he was listed as questionable. McCown has yet to resume practicing and is without a timetable to return.
Oct 10 - 5:38 PM

Josh McCown (thumb) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

McCown is expected to miss his third straight game. Mike Kafka will back up Mike Glennon in Week 6.
Oct 8 - 7:31 PM

Josh McCown (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 5.

Despite the questionable tag, McCown didn't practice all week and is without a timetable for a return. Mike Kafka will back up Mike Glennon against the Saints.
Oct 3 - 4:43 PM

Josh McCown (thumb) has yet to rule out surgery, but "hopes to avoid it."

Regardless of McCown's surgery preferences, he's yet to practice this week, and is without a timetable for a return. The odds are stacked against him reclaiming Tampa's starting job.
Oct 2 - 1:17 PM

Josh McCown (thumb) did not practice Wednesday.

McCown plans to avoid surgery, but remains week to week. Mike Glennon will start against the Saints and is a low-end streaming option. New Orleans allows the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.
Oct 1 - 2:13 PM

After testing his injured thumb on Monday, Josh McCown plans to avoid surgery.

McCown says he's feeling better, but it may not really matter at this point. Mike Glennon led the Bucs to a comeback win over the Steelers last Sunday and may remain the team's starter, even though coach Lovie Smith is refusing to commit to him past Week 5. McCown remains week-to-week.
Oct 1 - 8:56 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter mentioned on NFL Insiders Monday that Josh McCown has a torn ligament in his right (throwing) thumb.

Coach Lovie Smith is refusing to commit to Mike Glennon as the Bucs' starter in Week 5 against the Saints, but all signs point in that direction. McCown may not even be healthy enough for backup duties. The Bucs signed Mike Kafka off their practice squad last week. He could remain the backup at New Orleans.
Sep 29 - 4:04 PM

Bucs declared QB Josh McCown, WR Robert Herron, RB Mike James, DE Larry English, LB Mason Foster, OT Kevin Pamphile and OG Kadeem Edwards inactive for Week 4 against the Steelers.

Mike Glennon is making his first start of 2014 under center. McCown is reportedly mulling surgery, which would cost him "at least" six weeks. He's shaping up as droppable in two-QB leagues.
Sep 28 - 11:31 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh McCown will test his injured thumb on Monday to decide if he needs surgery.

McCown has a torn ligament in his right (throwing) thumb. He's been trying to manage the pain through rest and rehab, but surgery has come into the picture. If McCown goes under the knife, he'll be sidelined for "at least" six weeks. Mike Glennon will get the start on Sunday against the Steelers, and some around the team expect Glennon to get the starts for the remainder of the season.
Sep 28 - 9:34 AM

Josh McCown (thumb) is listed as doubtful for Week 4.

Mike Glennon will start, with Mike Kafka serving as the No. 2 quarterback. Glennon has potential to upgrade a struggling Bucs offense and is on the QB2 radar. McCown should be considered week to week.
Sep 26 - 6:00 PM

Josh McCown (thumb) remained out of Bucs practice Thursday.

The Bucs all but admitted McCown won't suit up against the Steelers when they signed Mike Kafka. He should be considered week to week. The Bucs are going with Mike Glennon, who will be a bottom-barrel QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Sep 25 - 2:33 PM

Josh McCown is trying to avoid surgery with a rest and rehab regimen on his thumb.

There's no official timetable on McCown yet as it's impossible to say how quickly his sprained throwing thumb will heal. For now, the Bucs will ride with Mike Glennon and Mike Kafka at quarterback. A predictable mess outside of the Marc Trestman scheme, McCown has an 0-3 record and 65.8 passer rating this season.
Sep 25 - 12:43 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Mike Glennon
2Josh McCown
3Mike Kafka
RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
3Mike James
4Charles Sims
GLB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
3RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Vincent Jackson
2Louis Murphy
3Solomon Patton
4Trindon Holliday
WR21Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Robert Herron
WR31Louis Murphy
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Luke Stocker
K1Patrick Murray