The Buccaneers passing attack has shown signs of life under rookie quarterback Josh Freeman the last two weeks, giving hope for an improved stretch run.
Freeman should get a boost this week with the expected return of Antonio Bryant, according to NFL’s Steve Wyche. Freeman has put up decent numbers (417 yards, four touchdowns, two picks, and 6.6 yards per attempt) despite being without Tampa’s top receiver.
Bryant is playing this year under a one-year, $9.884 million contract as the team’s franchise player.
With only 229 yards and persistent knee problems, Bryant needs a strong finish to repair his market value before a possible visit to the free agent market this offseason.