Originally posted on Bucs Beat  |  Last updated 12/2/11
Quarterback Josh Freeman threw soft passes during the team's pat-and-go period Friday, the first time he has tested his sore right shoulder during a regular practice this week. Freeman was injured on a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak in the Bucs 23-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans Sunday. Backup quarterback Josh Johnson has taken most of the repetitions with the first-team offense this week in preparation for the Carolina Panthers. But Freeman's improvement since the injury has been encouraging and the Bucs have said his status could be a game-time decision. The Bucs got another lift Friday when defensive tackle Brian Price, who was carted off the field with a right ankle sprain last Sunday against the Titans, returned to practice. Defensive end Michael Bennett, who missed last week's game with a groin injury, was not practicing Friday.   Stayed tuned for more injury updates following practice.   
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