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Garcia's status still undetermined



Garcia_2 Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia's status won't be determined until later in the week, coach Jon Gruden said.

Garcia suffered a deep bruise to his lower back against the Redskins on Sunday, limiting his mobility and causing severe pain.

"I know he is in pain," Gruden said. "His status will be day to day. . . We're going to evaluate it. So, the best I can do right now is see where he is tomorrow and the following day."

If Garcia were unable to play at New Orleans on Sunday, it's not clear who the Bucs would turn to at quarterback. After Bruce Gradkowski's poor performance against Washington, Gruden said he and his staff will re-evaluate the No. 2 quarterback spot. Luke McCown could be promoted after further consultation with assistant coaches, but Gruden was noncommittal about his plans.

(Times photo - Brian Cassella. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:52pm]


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