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.