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Josh Freeman still has shoulder issue; iffy for Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman said he experienced a minor setback with his right throwing shoulder Friday.

The pain was similar to what he felt following the loss at Tennessee two weeks ago and he did not finish practice.

Freeman said his arm improved a bit Saturday and he hopes to play today at the Jaguars. A game-time decision, he is listed as questionable.

"The arm is still in some pain, but it feels better than it did last week," Freeman said Saturday. "I'm hoping it feels okay to play."

If Freeman can't go, Josh Johnson will make his second straight start. Johnson, 0-5 as a starter, dislocated his left shoulder in the first quarter last week against Carolina but missed just one play after having it popped back in place.

BRADFORD PRACTICES, MIGHT PLAY: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, who has missed two games, was back in practice in preparation for Monday's game at Seattle. Coach Steve Spagnuolo was not ready to name Bradford (left ankle sprain) the starter. Bradford took less than half of the practice snaps, splitting time with Kellen Clemens, who signed Thursday. No. 2 A. J. Feeley (thumb) is out.

GIANTS: Safety Kenny Phillips, a former Miami standout, is out for tonight's game at Dallas with a sprained MCL.

PATRIOTS: The team signed defensive lineman DL Eric Moore and promoted defensive back Malcolm Williams from the practice squad. Defensive lineman Jermaine Cunningham (hamstring) went on injured reserve.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

Josh Freeman still has shoulder issue; iffy for Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Jacksonville 12/10/11 [Last modified: Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:46am]
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