Bryant expected to return for Bucs

Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Bryant is expected to play Sunday against New Orleans, according to a league source. It will mark the first time Bryant will have seen action since rookie Josh Freeman took over as the starting quarterback.

Bryant has missed the past two games with a knee injury while Freeman led the Bucs to their first victory of the season over Green Bay and a two-point loss to Miami last week.

Bryant, who had a career year with the Buccaneers in 2008 with 83 catches for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns, has just 16 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns this season. While he has missed three games with injuries, more than anything he hasn’t gotten on track due to the team making three quarterback changes (Byron Leftwich, Josh Johnson and Freeman).

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