As the Bucs prepare to play Sunday without starting quarterback Josh McCown due to an injured thumb, the team took a closer look at a potential backup quarterback to Mike Glennon, working out former Ohio State and Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Pryor, who was among the Seahawks' final preseason cuts, was not immediately signed after the workout, though the Bucs need to add a backup to their 53-man roster if McCown is unable to play Sunday, as expected. Another option is promoting Mike Kafka, who was with the team during the whole offseason and is now on the practice squad after the team opted to carry only two quarterback on its active roster.
Pryor threw for 1,798 yards last season with Oakland, with seven TDs and 11 interceptions, and he also rushed for 576 yards. He set an NFL record last year for the longest run by a quarterback as he went for 93 yards and a touchdown in a win against the Steelers -- who the Bucs play Sunday.
McCown injured his thumb late in the second quarter of Thursday's 56-14 loss to Atlanta when his hand struck the helmet of Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora after a throw.