TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- With Josh Freeman sitting out Tampa Bay's preseason finale, rookie Mike Glennon will get an opportunity to show why the Buccaneers are pleased with his progress as the team's backup quarterback.
The third-round draft pick out of North Carolina State will start Thursday night's exhibition against the Washington Redskins and share playing time with ninth-year pro Dan Orlovsky, who's listed as No. 3 on the depth chart.
Freeman has not played well in three preseason outings, however he's not in danger of losing his job. Coach Greg Schiano says the entire offense is responsible for a lack of production.
Receivers have had difficulty hanging on to the football, and the offensive line has struggled to protect Freeman, who's been sacked nine times.
Schiano said he disappointed, but not discouraged, by the performance of the offense as a unit.
"That's the important thing. I wish we would have played better ... but I can see how we're going to," the second-year coach ...