Some quick news on the Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. -- A couple of quick notes on the Buccaneers before I head into the locker room for interviews.

Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman has been named as the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in leading the Buccaneers to a come-back victory in Cincinnati.

The flip side to last night’s news that punter Chris Bryan had been waived is that the Bucs have signed punter Robert Malone. He came out of Fresno State this year and spent part of the offseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Bucs also signed linebacker Mike Balogun to the practice squad and cut linebacker J.D. Folsom from the practice squad.