Bucs promote Mike Kafka from practice squad


Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown injured his thumb against the Falcons last Thursday and hasn’t practiced at all this week, leading just about everyone to believe that Mike Glennon will make his first start of the 2014 season.

Coach Lovie Smith hasn’t been willing to go that far. Smith would only say that Glennon has a “good chance” of being in the lineup against the Steelers on Sunday, but the Bucs made a roster move on Thursday that makes it all but certain that it will be Glennon’s show.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Bucs have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka from the practice squad. Kafka signed with Tampa in February and signed to the practice squad after failing to make the initial 53-man roster. Guard Rishaw Johnson has been cut to make room for Kafka on the roster.

Unless someone else was making a push to sign Kafka, this is the clearest sign yet that McCown won’t be in the lineup because there wouldn’t be a need to bring him onto the roster on Thursday if there was serious hope that McCown could play this weekend.