“Definitely, I’m making progress,” said Freeman. “I’m in just a splint now and everything’s right on schedule. We’ve got it immobilized and it’s definitely healing. I’d like to be back on the practice field starting with our preparations for the Cleveland game next Monday."
Every Bucs player should be available for the opener, including some with 'insignificant' injuries - G Davin Joseph, WR Maurice Stovall and S Sabby Piscitelli. However, all three are scratched from Thursday night's final preseason tuneup at Houston.