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Glennon is expected to start against Minnesota on Sunday even if Josh McCown (thumb) plays, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McCown was listed as a full practice participant Friday, so his return could be near. With that said, Glennon has probably demonstrated his superiority as a player by this point, and it looks like it would take a poor performance or injury for Glennon to find the bench in the foreseeable future.
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Glennon completed 24-of-44 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns, while also throwing one interception in Sunday's 48-17 loss to the Ravens.
Glennon connected with seven different receivers, throwing his first touchdown to rookie wideout Mike Evans in the third quarter to bring the Bucs within 28, and his second coming early in the fourth quarter to Louis Murphy to make it 45-17. The Bucs trailed 28-0 after the first quarter and 38-0 at halftime, which certainly helped Glennon's attempt-volume. Glennon has now thrown two touchdowns and one interceptions in three straight games, averaging 288.3 passing yards per game in that span. While the Bucs had been showing improvement until Sunday, Glennon may be able to hold onto the job even when Josh McCown returns from his thumb injury, which could happen after the team's Week 7 bye when they face the Vikings in Week 8.
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Glennon will start Sunday's contest against the Ravens with Josh McCown (thumb) again inactive, Scott Smith of the Bucs' official site reports.
McCown hasn't been cleared to throw, which will continue to keep him sidelined during both practice and games. Meanwhile, Glennon, who is getting the nod at QB for a third week in a row, will look to impose his will against a Ravens defense that has surrendered at least 268 yards to opposing signal callers.
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Coach Lovie Smith indicated Monday that "odds are" Glennon will remain the Bucs' starter at QB in Week 6, Scott Smith of buccaneers.com reports.
While Smith isn't inclined to address the Bucs' QB situation long-term at this time, given Glennon's respectable play over the Bucs' last two games, there seems to be no compelling reason to hand the QB job back to Josh McCown (thumb), even if he is deemed healthy enough to be available for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
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Glennon completed 19-of-32 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's overtime loss the Saints.
It's still a roller coaster ride with Glennon at times, but he has put together back-to-back productive fantasy weeks, averaging 276 yards with four total touchdowns. Injured quarterback Josh McCown's status for next week's game against the Ravens is unknown, and the Buccaneers have not yet announced who would start that game if McCown is healthy enough to play.
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Glennon is manning quarterback in Sunday's outing at New Orleans, with Josh McCown (thumb) inactive, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Glennon is the de facto starting QB until McCown gains clearance to throw. In his sole career start against the Saints in last year's season finale, Glennon managed well, completing 22-of-41 passes for 219 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
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With Josh McCown (thumb) expected to be unavailable this week against the Saints, Glennon is expected to earn his second straight starting nod, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McCown remains in a holding pattern with his thumb injury, with the team believing he'll be able to avoid surgery after he reported improvement while throwing Monday. Even so, McCown still needs further recovery time, and it seems rather unlikely that he earns back the starting role once he's healthy. Glennon wasn't spectacular in Sunday's victory over the Steelers, but he did limit his turnovers and showed excellent poise while driving the Bucs down the field for the game-clinching touchdown. So long as he doesn't completely flop against the Saints, Glennon will have a good chance at hanging on to the gig, especially after McCown was horrendous (43-for-68, 420 yards, two touchdowns, four interceptions) in his three starts before falling victim to injury.
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Glennon, starting in place of the injured Josh McCown (thumb), completed 21-of-42 passes for 302 yards with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Steelers.
While he wasn't terribly accurate, Glennon was best when it mattered most, leading the Bucs on a game-winning drive that ended in a five-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson with five seconds left. He connected with seven different receivers, though he lost rookie wideout Mike Evans to a groin injury in the third quarter. McCown will try to throw Monday, but if he is unable to, he could have surgery that would sideline him for up to six weeks, leaving Glennon as the starter, a job he could keep for the rest of the season if he continues to play well. Up next is a road game at New Orleans that will likely require plenty of offense.
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Glennon is slated to start Sunday's game in Pittsburgh for Josh McCown (thumb), Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Lingering pain and reduced strength are the two hindrances to McCown suiting up, but his sprained thumb will ultimately force coach Lovie Smith to explore other options. After McCown suffered the injury in Week 3 against the Falcons, Glennon dinked and dunked his way to 17-of-24 passing, 121 yards, and one touchdown. Nevertheless, he could fare better against a Steelers defense that has allowed a modest 7.2 YPA this season.
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Coach Lovie Smith said that there's a decent chance Mike Glennon gets the nod at quarterback Sunday in Pittsburgh, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After typical starter Josh McCown suffered a sprain thumb in Week 3, Glennon entered and performed modestly, completing 17-of-24 passes for 121 yards and one touchdown. McCown was unable to practice Wednesday, further strengthening Glennon's chances of directing the offense Sunday. Expect the situation to be cleared up by the weekend.