McCown traded to Jacksonville

Updated: September 6, 2009, 12:03 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded backup quarterback Luke McCown to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for an undisclosed pick in next year's NFL draft.

McCown was beaten out for the Bucs starting job by Byron Leftwich. The trade comes just hours after Tampa Bay announced its final cuts and retained four quarterbacks -- Leftwich, McCown, Josh Freeman and Josh Johnson.

McCown is entering his sixth NFL season. He has made seven career starts for the Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns, compiling a 1-6 record.


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