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Leftwich to start at quarterback

Updated: August 29, 2009, 8:06 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' extended quarterback derby is over. Byron Leftwich will start the regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris selected the seventh-year pro over Luke McCown on Saturday, saying Leftwich held an edge going into training camp and retained it with steady -- if unspectacular -- play through three preseason games.

"I'm very excited. When I get home I'll probably scream and let all my emotions out," said Leftwich, ...

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