Freeman takes over as Bucs' QB

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers have changed starting quarterbacks again, with rookie Josh Freeman taking over the offense.

Freeman was the 17th pick in the first round of this year's draft. He made his NFL debut last Sunday, playing two series in the fourth quarter of a 35-7 loss to the Patriots in London.

Coach Raheem Morris was noncommital about his quarterback plans following the game. He officially made the change Wednesday when the team practiced for the first time since returning from London.

The Bucs (0-7) have a bye this week, meaning Freeman will have extra time to prepare for his first start Nov. 8 at home against Green Bay.

Freeman replaces second-year pro Josh Johnson. Johnson made four starts after Byron Leftwich led the team the first three weeks of the season.

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