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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.

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McCown (thumb) didn't take part in practice Wednesday.

Coach Lovie Smith told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that the torn ligament in McCown's right thumb is improving, with little existing pain. Nevertheless, McCown hasn't been cleared to throw, leaving the reins of the offense in the hands of Mike Glennon.

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No surgery on McCown's thumb has been planned at this time, but he's still unlikely to play against the Saints this week, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

While McCown's thumb apparently showed improvement during his throwing session Monday, he still needs further recovery time and figures to be inactive again in Week 5. His week off will afford Mike Glennon another look in the starter's role, after he engineered the Bucs' comeback victory last Sunday against the Steelers.

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McCown (thumb) has officially been ruled inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

It's just a clerical note after it was relayed prior to pregame warmups that McCown would wait until Monday to test out his thumb while throwing, with the team determining thereafter if he'll require surgery on the injured digit. With McCown unavailable Sunday, Mike Glennon makes the start at quarterback, while Mike Kafka steps in as his backup.