NEW ORLEANS (AP) -The Tampa Bay Buccaneers deactivated starting quarterback Jeff Garcia for Sunday's NFC South matchup with the New Orleans Saints.
Garcia was listed as questionable throughout the week with a bruised lower back. Tampa Bay did not announce which backup - either Luke McCown or Bruce Gradkowski - would start in Garcia's place.
A team spokesman said that likely would not be known until the Buccaneers' first offensive series. Garcia was expected to be in uniform and available only as a third quarterback.
The other starter Tampa Bay listed inactive was defensive end Greg Spires (calf), who has been out for about a month, replaced by Gaines Adams.
The only notable scratch for the Saints was kickoff returner and backup running back Pierre Thomas, who has a bruised kidney. New Orleans added running back Jamaal Branch from the practice squad and made room for him by waiving veteran safety Jay Bellamy.

Recent NFL Discussions

Advertisement
Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Redskins 2016 Win Total Pick   After being the surprise winner of the NFC East in 2015, can the Washington Redskins find a way to have another big season in...
Thumbnail Bills Season Win Total Prediction Rex Ryan blew into Orchard Park last January with his patented bravado dialed up to 11, but all the swagger in the world couldn’t mask another disappointing...
Thumbnail Chicago Bears Win Total Picks The Chicago Bears find themselves in a competitive NFC North Division. Can they navigate the waters in 2016 to have a winning...
Thumbnail Rams Season Win Total Prediction Amid all the hullaballoo surrounding their move (back) to Los Angeles, the Rams actually lost some fairly significant pieces on the personnel side. Will a new man...
Thumbnail Dolphins Season Win Total Prediction With a new head coach and several fresh faces, will the Miami Dolphins win over or under 7 games in 2016?
More inNFL Articles  
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages