Freeman: 'We're solid on all fronts'

TAMPA, Fla. -- The frequent criticism -- even from fans -- is that the Buccaneers haven’t brought in any high-profile free agents.

Quarterback Josh Freeman doesn’t agree with that and said Sunday that the Bucs already have what they need.

“We’re only continuing to get better,’’ Freeman said. “We’re solid on all fronts. Our offensive line is as solid as I’ve ever seen them. They’re looking awesome. We had all the time in the world the other night in the preseason game. You look at Mike Williams, LeGarrette Blount, Arrelious Benn and Kellen Winslow and I think we’ll be extremely strong on offense.’’

Freeman went on to praise the defense, which added defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers in the draft.

“People will say you don’t have a big deep threat and you don’t have this or you don’t have that,’’ Freeman said. “If you start worrying about what you don’t have, then you’re not going to make the most out of what you do have.’’

You’ll hear much more from Freeman and general manager Mark Dominik in our Camp Confidential profile on the Bucs, which is scheduled to run Wednesday.

Meantime, a few other notes and observations on the Bucs.

  • The team made a few transactions. Receivers Aundrae Allison and Maurice Price were signed. Receiver Raymond Webber was placed on injured reserve and quarterback Mike Coughlin was released.

  • Receivers Mike Williams and safety Sean Jones were the stars of Sunday’s practice. Each made several splash plays.

  • Cornerback Aqib Talib (hamstring), defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (shoulder) and Benn (knee) remain “iffy’’ for Thursday’s preseason game with New England, coach Raheem Morris said.

  • A television crew from NFL UK was in town filming interviews to prepare for Tampa Bay’s October game against Chicago in London.

  • Morris had a quick one-liner about defensive end Kyle Moore’s two sacks in the preseason victory against Kansas City. “It could have been three,’’ Morris said.

  • Morris praised the way outside linebacker Quincy Black handled calling the defensive plays in the preseason opener. The Bucs have given that duty to Black because they don’t want to overload rookie middle linebacker Mason Foster.