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McCown (thumb) is active for Sunday's contest against the Vikings, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

McCown's full showing in drills Friday forecast active status in Week 8. However, his first appearance since Week 3 is unlikely to come to pass due to the presence of Mike Glennon, who has contributed seven touchdowns versus three interceptions during McCown's three-plus games on the sideline.

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McCown (thumb) is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota, FOX Sports 1's Jenna Laine reports.

Although McCown might be able to suit up against the Vikings, he's expected to serve as backup to Mike Glennon in such a scenario. McCown is listed as a full participant in Friday's practice after logging limited showings Wednesday and Thursday.

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McCown (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports 1 reports.

According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, McCown, starter Mike Glennon, and third-stringer Mike Kafka rotated through passing drills. However, there's little doubt that upon receiving clearance to suit up, McCown will don a headset due to Glennon's steady, yet unspectacular play.

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McCown (thumb) took snaps QB during Monday's practice, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The report further relays that McCown appeared to be throwing well in his return to practice. Per the Ledger, fellow QB Mike Glennon Mike Glennon continued to take first-team reps on Monday, with McCown alternating with Mike Kafka on the Bucs' second and third-team QB reps. In any case, McCown's progress suggests that he has a chance to be available for Sunday's game against the Vikings, though at this stage it's unclear if he'll re-enter the team's Week 8 starting equation.

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McCown (thumb) is still unable to participate in football activities, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McCown tore a ligament in his thumb in a loss to Atlanta nearly four weeks ago, and Mike Glennon has since taken over the reins at quarterback. The veteran McCown did not undergo surgery and is without a firm timetable heading into this weekend's bye. "It's getting there. We'll see. As we've said all along, we're taking it day by day, week by week," McCown said. "It feels like we're making progress. (Football activities?) Not quite yet. We're hoping that's coming soon. We'll see."

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McCown (thumb) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Ravens, Scott Smith of the Bucs' official site reports.

Until he's cleared to throw, McCown won't be available to take part in practice, let alone a game. In his stead, Mike Glennon is garnering a third consecutive nod under center.

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McCown (thumb) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Baltimore.

McCown's thumb evidently still a ways off, as he didn't practice this week. Mike Glennon will start in his place.

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McCown (thumb) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports 1 reports.

McCown's lack of activity likely implies that he hasn't been cleared to throw, which is the caveat for availability once game day arrives. Meanwhile, coach Lovie Smith told Scott Smith of the Bucs' official site earlier this week that "odds" are on the side of Mike Glennon being under center Sunday against the Ravens. Expect the QB situation in Tampa Bay to clear up by the release of Friday's injury report.

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McCown (thumb) is listed as inactive Sunday in New Orleans, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

After he failed to receive clearance to throw in preparation for Week 5, the Buccaneers' decision to hold out McCown was all but assured. He'll again yield quarterback duties to Mike Glennon.

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McCown (thumb) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Although he's listed as questionable, McCown won't play. He hasn't received clearance to throw a ball, let alone play. Mike Glennon will start.