The latest update has Bucs QB Josh Freeman still sitting out practice rehabbing a sore shoulder:
The Bucs quarterback didn’t throw for the second straight day of practice on Thursday, according to PewterReport.com. He hurt the shoulder on the Bucs’ final play from scrimmage against the Titans last Sunday when he lost a fumble.
Freeman has taken "mental reps" this week at practice, but he hasn’t been able to throw. Bucs coach Raheem Morris said that Freeman’s status may not be determined until Saturday or possibly gametime.
Mental reps? For some reason I find that pretty funny.
The Bucs back-up is Josh Johnson who is more of running threat with a sub 60 QB rating. Johnson has been taking 1st team reps all week.
I'd like to think if Freeman sits out it favors the Panthers but given our biggest worry is the running of Legarette Blount I'm not so sure. Expect the Panthers to stack the box if so.
Hat tip to Jay82z28 for posting this first as a fanshot.