One day after Freeman participated in his first full practice since breaking the thumb on his throwing hand during a preseason game, the second-year pro wore a baseball cap and a wrap on his hand while the rest of the Bucs worked out in helmets and shoulder pads in preparation for Sunday's opener.
"We had the long week. You don't want to do anything to hurt the young man," Morris said. "You want the young man to be right on schedule to play in this week's game. It's about Sundays. It's about getting him to Sunday, getting him prepared."
Freeman missed the last two weeks of the preseason after banging his right thumb on the helmet of a pass rusher during an Aug. 21 preseason meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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