Roundup: Bucs to consider starting QB Freeman

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The Bucs are considering starting rookie Josh Freeman at quarterback. (J. Meric / Getty Images)

The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that the Buccaneers are considering starting rookie QB Josh Freeman if he continues to progress in training camp.

The Bucs drafted Freeman with the No. 17 overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft. He has been taking reps with the third team during the organized team activities (OTAs), but quarterbacks coach Josh Olson said that it’s not out of the question for Freeman to start.

    “We did talk last week, and when I say we, I’m talking about everyone in the building, from the GM, the head coach, Doug Williams — other people were involved and we just discussed the Josh Freeman plan. We decided we’ll go through the summer, we’ll go probably a week into training camp and we’ll revisit it again. … We may expedite what he’s doing.
    “You know, maybe we get him involved early — earlier than we thought.”

If Freeman wins the job, he could probably use all of the weapons he could get. Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress has been in contact with members of the Buccaneers, according to the Times.

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