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Bucs considering making Freeman inactive Sunday



One night after his unauthorized interview with ESPN in which he said he wants to be traded, Josh Freeman may be demoted again by the Buccaneers.

The team is considering making Freeman the inactive third quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Freeman was benched in favor of rookie Mike Glennon Wednesday but coach Greg Schiano said he would serve as the No. 2 quarterback. But that was before he broke his silence Thursday night in an exclusive interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson that was not authorized by the team.

The Bucs encouraged Freeman to be available to the media both Wednesday and Thursday, but he declined.

“Josh just needed his voice to be heard,’’ agent Erik Burkhardt told the Times of the decision to make Freeman available to ESPN.

Freeman told Anderson he wanted to be traded.

“If you want things to change something has to change,'' Freeman said. "At the end of the day, yes, I think that moving forward that is going to be the best option.''

If Freeman is the inactive third quarterback, Dan Orlovsky would serve as Glennon’s backup.



[Last modified: Friday, September 27, 2013 10:40am]


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