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Bucs' Freeman returns to field vs. Jags after missing a game

Despite a setback near the end of the week that nearly derailed his return to the field, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is active Sunday and will start against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The St. Petersburg Times reported that Freeman experienced a minor setback to his injured right shoulder during practice Friday, describing the pain as similar to what he felt following the Bucs' Week 12 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

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

Freeman missed last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers, as the Bucs turned to backup quarterback Josh Johnson for the first time since 2009.

Bucs defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth (knee) is active for Sunday's game, while cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring) is out.

Jaguars safety Dwight Lowery (shoulder) is active after previously being listed as questionable.

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