The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have listed starting quarterback Josh Freeman as day-to-day due to a right shoulder injury, said coach Raheem Morris. The three-year veteran did not throw in Wednesday's practice--but did make handoffs--as a precaution, according to Rick Stroud of the St. Pete Times. "Morris said Freeman probably could have thrown the football Wednesday," Stroud writes, "but trainers felt it was best to give him a day off."
Tampa Bay hosts the Carolina Panthers this Sunday, Dec. 4. The Bucs will determine Freeman's status for that game based on his performance Thursday and Friday in practice. "If he can go out there and execute the gameplan and give us the best chance to win, then he'll play," Morris said, according to Stroud. "He's just got to go out there and practice."
Josh Johnson took first-team reps at quarterback during Wednesday's practice. As Freeman's backup, Johnson has completed 2-of-7 passes for 14 yards in 2011.
Freeman injured himself trying to make a quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-one play in the Bucs' loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He fumbled the snap and got tackled, prompting the injury.
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