Bucs QB Garcia shelved with calf injury; Griese to start

Updated: December 14, 2008, 12:37 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Tampa Bay quarterback Jeff Garcia will not play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons because of a right calf injury.

Garcia tested the calf before the game, but apparently it was not ready and the Buccaneers declared him inactive.

Veteran Brian Griese, who had been sidelined with elbow problems, will get the start in Garcia's place.

Luke McCown will be the backup.

Pat Yasinskas covers the NFC South for ESPN.com.

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