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Josh McCown enters training camp "entrenched" as the starting quarterback.

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The Bucs' website confirms Josh McCown is "expected to start at quarterback this season."

Bucs brass has called McCown-Mike Glennon a training camp battle at times since the draft, but it's pretty clear McCown is viewed as the 2014 starter. The Bucs also specifically drafted to suit McCown's skill set, arming him with plus-sized receiver Mike Evans, and jumbo tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins in an attempt to mimic the Bears' 2014 offense. Glennon will be Tampa Bay's clear backup. McCown will be worth a late look in two-quarterback leagues.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated on NFL Live Friday that Josh McCown remains the heavy favorite to start at quarterback in Tampa.

The Bucs have gone to great lengths to perform damage control after failing to trade Mike Glennon during the draft. McCown is going to be the starter. "Josh McCown, no matter what Lovie (Smith) says, was brought in to start," Mortensen said. We've been impressed with the Bucs' offseason, but their quarterback tactics are easy to see through. Glennon will open the year as McCown's backup.

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Josh McCown said he has as "comfort zone" when throwing to big receivers.

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Bucs GM Jason Licht insists the team will have a quarterback competition.

"Somebody has to take the first rep," Licht said. "It's going to be Josh McCown. But the keys haven't been completely handed over to him." Coach Lovie Smith declared McCown the starter shortly after his signing, but Licht is trying to keep the door open for second-year pro Mike Glennon. It's understandable, but all signs point toward McCown leading a veteran-laden squad that's looking to compete in 2014.

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Asked if Josh McCown would be his quarterback for the 2014 season, Bucs coach Lovie Smith replied "yes, he is."

There isn't going to be any competition with second-year pro Mike Glennon. Turning the keys over to a 34-year-old veteran who's made seven starts since 2007 isn't exactly an orthodox move, but the Bucs are going all in on 2014. Smith has never had much patience for young players, and Glennon cratered down the stretch as a rookie after getting off to a promising start. There's still a high-percentage chance Glennon makes starts this season, however.

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Bucs agreed to terms with QB Josh McCown, formerly of the Bears, on a two-year, $10 million deal.

McCown is leaving quarterback whisperer Marc Trestman behind for a chance to compete for a starting job. New Bucs coach Lovie Smith has never been one for young players, and will likely give McCown every opportunity to unseat Mike Glennon. McCown's play as a 34-year-old journeyman was one of the best stories of the 2013 season, but a feat he's going to have major trouble repeating without Trestman's guiding hand. New Bucs OC Jeff Tedford is a quarterback guru in his own right, but has never coached at the NFL level. McCown is worth rooting for, but there's major bust potential here.

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Free agent Josh McCown will visit the Bucs, Texans and Jets.

McCown will visit the Bucs first. All three clubs are quarterback-needy, but the Bucs and Bears are believed to be the favorites for McCown's services. Quite often in free agency, players never leave their first visit.

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The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Raiders are interested in free agent Josh McCown, but that "many believe" it's down to the Bears and Bucs for his services.

The Raiders have the most compelling need, but would likely have to significantly outbid the Bears to lure McCown away from coach Marc Trestman. There would be a delicious irony in a resurgent McCown departing Chicago for Tampa and Lovie Smith, who oversaw years of offensive futility in the Windy City. McCown should have a new deal within the next 24 hours.

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Free agent QB Josh McCown said four teams have expressed real interest so far.

The four teams are believed to be the Jets, Bucs, Texans and Bears. McCown said that if he does leave Chicago, it will be to pursue a starting opportunity. The 34-year-old threw 13 touchdowns against one interception last season, going 3-2 as a starter thanks to the schemes and tutelage of Marc Trestman. McCown is a strong candidate to get overpaid this week and flee Chicago.