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Bucs have six QBs for tryout



   The Bucs are keeping their options open at quarterback.

   Tampa Bay worked out six passers with different levels of experience Tuesday afternoon at the team's new training facility.

   Representing veterans with extensive NFL starting experience were former Bucs quarterback Shaun King and former Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox. Cody Pickett, who played briefly for the 49ers last season, also practiced.

   Three candidates for the practice squad - Cliff Kingsbury, Lang Campbell and Brian Randle - also worked out Tuesday.

   The Bucs did not offer a contract to any player immediately following the workout.

   Tampa Bay is looking for a No. 3 quarterback to take the spot of Chris Simms, who is expected to be placed on injured reserve following surgery Sunday to remove his spleen. The team could opt to go with rookie starter Bruce Gradkowski and veteran Tim Rattay while signing a young player to the practice squad.

   Luke McCown, who tore his ACL in the off-season, is expected to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list following the Bucs sixth game.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:43pm]


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