GRIESE TO SERVE AS BUCS’ NO. 2 QB?:
With second-year quarterback Chris Simms set to make his first pro start against New Orleans, the question everyone seems to be asking is who will serve as his backup on Sunday?

“We’ll announce that on game day,” said Bucs head coach Jon Gruden, who said the team had already made a decision in regards to that same question.

Phil Williams, who serves as quarterback Brad Johnson’s agent, told PewterReport.com on Friday that he had gotten the impression from several conversations with his client this week that Johnson would be the team’s third-string signal caller against the Saints, but he stopped short of confirming such a decision.

Should Johnson serve as the Bucs’ emergency quarterback in New Orleans, Brian Griese will be Simms’ backup.

BUCS TO TAKE A LOOK AT TE CHAMBERLAIN:
According to the Denver Post, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have scheduled a workout for former Broncos tight end Byron Chamberlain next week. The Bucs placed TE Rickey Dudley on injured reserve last week.

BUCS-SAINTS INJURY REPORT:

Tampa Bay

Out

WR Joey Galloway (groin)

WR Frank Murphy (Achilles)

NEW ORLEANS:

Questionable

LB Courtney Watson (knee)

RB Deuce McAllister (ankle)

WR Jerome Pathon (hamstring)

WR Talman Gardner (ankle))

Doubtful

CB Mike McKenzie (hamstring)


INJURY REPORT KEY:

Probable: Player has a 75 percent chance of playing.

Questionable: Player has a 50 percent chance of playing.

Doubtful: Player has a 25 percent chance of playing.

Out: Player will not play in game

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