Garcia was listed as questionable throughout the week with a bruised lower back. Tampa Bay did not announce which backup -- either Luke McCown or Bruce Gradkowski -- would start in Garcia's place.
A team spokesman said the starter likely would not be known until the Buccaneers' first offensive series. Garcia was expected to be in uniform and available only as a third quarterback.
The other starter Tampa Bay listed inactive was defensive end Greg Spires (calf), who has been out for about a month, replaced by Gaines Adams.
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