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Buccaneers promote Mike Kafka to active roster, waive Rishaw Johnson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely start Mike Glennon on Sunday, as they've promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster to act as a backup on Sunday.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster, another sign that Mike Glennon is likely to start on Sunday while Josh McCown recovers from a thumb injury. To make room for Kafka, the Bucs waived guard Rishaw Johnson, and added offensive lineman Josh Allen to the active roster. Somehow, Oniel Cousins survives once again.

The Bucs will be fervently hoping that Kafka won't actually have to take the field. He has a total of 16 career regular season passes, and yet managed to throw two interception in those attempts. He also looked pretty disastrous in the Bucs' preseason. But at least he knows the system, I guess. The Bucs also tried out quarterback Terrelle Pryor, but apparently they didn't think he was good enough.

With Doug Martin on track to play on Sunday and a likely return for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Glennon may see himself in a position to succeed. Or at least more so than McCown was in the past few weeks.