Bucs QB welcomes reinforcements from draft



TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Josh Freeman shrugs off questions about his future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, saying he prefers to focus on what he can do to make himself a better player now.

The fifth-year pro has one season remaining on the contract he signed as the 17th overall pick of the 2009 NFL draft and insists he doesn’t feel any additional pressure to prove he’s the franchise’s long-term solution at quarterback.

The Bucs don’t have a first-round pick in the NFL draft after trading for cornerback Darrelle Revis, however adding pieces to help Freeman achieve his goal of getting the Bucs back to the playoffs figure to be a priority in later rounds.