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Freeman learning new Bucs offense

Associated Press Modified: June 15, 2012 at 4:01 am •  Published: June 15, 2012
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Josh Freeman walked off the practice field, drenched in sweat and smiling.

Tampa Bay's young quarterback is excited about the new offense the Buccaneers are installing and confident the team has the talent to run it effectively.

The fourth-year pro welcomes the addition of first-round draft pick Doug Martin and All-Pro guard Carl Nicks to the running game. And he appreciates what receiver Vincent Jackson and tight end Dallas Clark could mean to a passing attack that sputtered during last season's 4-12 finish.

Freeman also feels good about the progress he's made working with the men first-year coach Greg Schiano hired to help the 24-year-old realize his potential, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and quarterbacks coach Ron Turner.

The next time the Bucs convene will be for the start of training camp in late July.