Buccaneers Send Backup QB Luke McCown to Jacksonville

Luke McCown
Now that teams have had their rosters cut to 53, teams continue to look to make moves with players trying to make their roster stronger. Such a deal has gone down between two Florida teams, as the Bucs and Jags have completed a deal in which the Bucs have sent backup QB Luke McCown to the Jags.

The Jags in turn have sent a late-round conditional pick back to Tampa Bay. It was well known once Byron Leftwich got the starting job that the Bucs were shopping McCown. The Jags were a good match, as they were looking for a solid backup to starter David Garrard.

The move was made after both teams finalized their 53-man rosters and Tampa Bay wound up with four quarterbacks – Leftwich, McCown, rookie Josh Freeman and Josh Johnson. McCown is entering his sixth NFL season. He has made seven career starts for the Buccaneers and Browns, compiling a 1-6 record.

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