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Bucs Hot Reads: Glennon cracks rookie passing list


Starting early

It didn’t take rookie QB Mike Glennon long to work his way into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers record book. His 273 yards pass in Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the Eagles were the sixth-most for a Bucs rookie. Only Vinny Testaverde (369), Josh Freeman (321), Doug Williams (311), Shaun King (297) and Steve Young (277) threw for more yards in a game as a rookie.

Did you know?

Bucs second-year WLB Lavonte David is the only player in the NFL with at least 30 tackles (37), four sacks and one interception. He is also one of four Bucs players with at least one sack and one interception, joining S Mark Barron, LB Mason Foster and LB Dekoda Watson.


By the numbers

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson continues to be one of the league’s most clutch receivers. Of his team-leading 26 catches, 10 came on third down and produced a first down. Jackson is tied for second in the league in third-down catches for first downs, trailing only Antonio Brown of Pittsburgh.


Quote of the day

“He’s still the guy that they’re totally leaning on and counting on getting the ball to in every key situation, whether it’s the red zone or third down.’’

Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan, on Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez.


Injury report

RB Jeff Demps will be out for a while. He had surgery Thursday to repair a groin injury, but the Bucs do not believe the problem is season-ending at this time. LG Carl Nicks (MRSA) is also recovering from surgery and is out for Sunday’s game. WR Mike Williams (hamstring) and DE Da’Quan Bowers (toe) were limited in practice on Thursday, while CB Mike Adams (knee), RG Davin Joseph (knee) and C Jeremy Zuttah (groin) participated fully.

Notably for the Falcons, WR Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) and RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) did not participate.

Upcoming schedule

Sunday: at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Carolina, 8:25 p.m.

Nov. 3: at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

Nov. 11: Miami, 8:40 p.m.

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