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Bucs hot reads: Glennon likely to start Thursday

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Published:   |   Updated: August 28, 2013 at 02:20 AM

After making three relief appearances and engineering a winning touchdown drive Saturday against Miami, there is only one thing rookie QB Mike Glennon has yet to do for the Bucs: start a game. He’ll likely get the chance in the team’s preseason finale Thursday against Washington.

“Mike is going to play a lot,” Bucs coach Greg Schiano said. “Is he the starter? Probably — unless for some other reason we want to do something else.’’

Glennon hopes to start.

“I’ve come in and played the second and third quarter,” he said. “I got to play the fourth quarter the last game and now I’ll be able to start. So, I guess I will have done it all after this game. And that’s a great thing for me to have been in all these different situations.’’

 
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FB Erik Lorig was back on the field Tuesday after being in a walking book for a few days with a calf injury that threatens to keep him out of the Sept. 8 opener against the Jets.

“He didn’t do everything,’’ Schiano said. “We’re going to ease him back into it, because last time he came back he had a setback. So, we want to make sure we don’t have that again.’’

The Bucs are taking precautions with S Dashon Goldson, as well. Goldson is not hurt, but spent most of Tuesday working out off the field during what Schiano referred to as a day off.

“Dashon had to get maximum reps every day to learn the system and because he’s making all the calls and everybody had to get used to communicating with him, so we’re just giving him a little rest,’’ Schiano said. “He’s OK.’’

Quote of the day

“We haven’t decided yet exactly who the starting ends are. I can’t tell you that definitively. They’re definitely in the mix, though.’’

Schiano, when asked if Daniel Te’o-Nesheim and Adrian Clayborn will be the starting defensive ends

Upcoming games

PRESEASON

Thursday: Washington, 7:30 p.m.

REGULAR SEASON

Sept. 8: at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (Ch. 13)

Sept. 15: New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. (Ch. 13)

Sept. 22: at New England, 1 p.m. (Ch. 13)

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