TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford will take an indefinite leave of absence from the team.
The team announced in a statement Tuesday afternoon that the "coaching staff will continue to work collectively to fulfill his responsibilities."
The team has no expectation of him returning any time soon, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder.
Tedford had a heart procedure performed just before the start of the season. He hasn't called plays in the first three games and only had been on limited duty.
All along, coach Lovie Smith has said that Tedford hasn't experienced any setbacks.
The winless Bucs likely will continue to operate their offense the same way they have for the first three games. That means quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo will call the plays with input from the rest of the offensive staff.
Tampa Bay has struggled offensively during an 0-3 start and things haven't improved.
Quarterback Josh McCown suffered a sprained right thumb in Thursday night's 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons and is expected to miss at least this weekend's game. Second-year pro Mike Glennon is expected to start in McCown's place.