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McCown (thumb) said he hasn't ruled himself out of Sunday's game against the Steelers just yet, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

McCown acknowledged that his thumb is healing faster than he anticipated, giving him a glimmer of hope that he might not need surgery. That being said, McCown has been horrendous in his three starts with the Bucs, and it seems unlikely coach Lovie Smith would hand the starting job back to him if there's any lingering concern regarding the health of his thumb. All signs still seem to point to Mike Glennon taking over at quarterback in Week 4, though the gig could be up for grabs thereafter.

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McCown (right thumb) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Steelers, the Tampa By Times reports.

While the Bucs have not officially ruled McCown out for Week 4's contest, the report suggests that McCown could miss time beyond Sunday if it is determined that he requires surgery to repair his thumb. In any case, until the situation is further clarified, we'll operate under the assumption put forth by the report that Mike Glennon is expected to start Sunday's game against the Steelers, and possibly more, pending a decision on how McCown's injury ends up being treated.

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McCown (thumb) was an observer at Monday's practice, the Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman reports.

Mike Glennon and Mike Kafka were the only quarterbacks taking reps Monday, which doesn't come as a surprise, as the most recent report suggested that McCown could miss several weeks with the sprained thumb. Continue to monitor his status throughout the week, but look for Mike Glennon to start for the Bucs in Week 4 against the Steelers.

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McCown will have a second opinion on his thumb and the Bucs may be without his services for an extended period, Fox Sports reports.

The second opinion will include an MRI, as the Bucs fear that McCown may have suffered ligament damage during Friday's game. Mike Glennon will take over at quarterback in McCown's absence, while the expectation is that McCown will miss the Week 4 game against Pittsburgh, if not more.

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The Buccaneers are hopeful that McCown (thumb sprain) can play in Week 4's game against the Steelers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The reports further indicates that the team will have a better idea with regard to McCown's prospects on that front on Monday, while speculating that the QB could miss a game or two. If McCown is healthy enough to play in Week 4, which is no lock at this stage, coach Lovie Smith noted Friday that McCown would remain the team's starting QB.

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Coach Lovie Smith said McCown (thumb) will start against Pittsburgh in Week 4 if healthy, TampaBay.com reports.

McCown is 43-of-68 for 420 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions, so McCown's hold on the starting role ahead of Mike Glennon is probably not all that tight. For now, though, Smith is standing by him.

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McCown (thumb) has an MRI on tap Friday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

The report notes that McCown's thumb is believed to be sprained, but in any case, his injury, coupled with the Bucs' 0-3 start, could potentially lead to the team considering a move to Mike Glennon in Week 4's game against the Steelers, which takes place on Sept. 28.

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McCown will have X-rays on his injured thumb after exiting Thursday's 56-14 loss in the second quarter, Greg Auman of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

McCown's health isn't the only issue, as his poor play has already led to speculation about a quarterback switch, though head coach Lovie Smith didn't address the issue after Thursday's game, according to Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times. McCown initially stayed in the game after hitting his thumb on another player's helmet, but he then went back to the locker room before the end of the first half, allowing Mike Glennon to take over. McCown completed 5-of-12 passes for 54 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. Glennon fared better in garbage time, completing 17-of-24 passes for 121 yards, with one touchdown and no turnovers. Of course, Glennon mostly just threw short passes against a defense that could afford to give up modest gains.

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McCown (thumb) has been ruled out for the rest of Thursday's game against the Falcons, Scott Smith of the Bucs' official website reports.

McCown left in the second quarter of a poor performance after hitting his right thumb on another player's helmet. He'll finish the night just 5-of-12 for 58 yards, with no touchdowns and a pick-six. Mike Glennon has taken over at quarterback, and with McCown struggling through three weeks, the Bucs may soon have a quarterback controversy.

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McCown, who left in the second quarter with a right hand injury, is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Falcons.

McCown hit his hand on another player's helmet while following through on a throw. He's been replaced by Mike Glennon, after completing just 5-of-12 passes for 58 yards, with no touchdowns and a pick-six.