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Buccaneers free agency: Josh McCown visits Buccaneers first

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will bring in at least one quarterback for a visit.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will bring in Josh McCown for a visit, and that will be his first visit in free agency, according to Adam Schefter. Traditionally, the first visit is usually the last visit, so McCown is likely to become a Buc over the next couple of days.

McCown is a career backup who got the opportunity to start last year, and did very well under Marc Trestman. He faced an easy slate of opponents, however, and was helped by a great set of wide receiver and an outstanding quarterbacks coach. The chances of him replicating that production in Tampa seem slim at best.

If McCown does come to Tampa, he will have been promised the opportunity to compete for the starting job. The Bucs have made it clear that they want to add veteran competition for Mike Glennon, and McCown would certainly fit that role. Signing him wouldn't preclude the Bucs from drafting a quarterback high, but would make it less likely.

The Bucs are also bringing linebacker Dane Fletcher in for a visit, per Jason La Canfora. Fletcher was a backup linebacker/special teamer with the New England Patriots for the past four years, so he'll presumably come in for a similar role with the Bucs.