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Josh Freeman | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
College: Kansas State
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In an attempt to get his career on track, free agent QB Josh Freeman will spend this week training with ex-Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, and next week with noted quarterbacks guru Terry Shea.
Still just 26 years old, Freeman was outlasted on the Giants' roster by Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib this spring. Gruden is currently an ESPN analyst, while Shea frequently works with rookie quarterbacks leading up to the draft. Freeman will very likely get another look from an NFL team. Whether he realizes his full potential will be up to him. Talent has never been his problem. Jun 16 - 1:43 PM

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Giants released QB Josh Freeman.

He lasted just six weeks with the team. Freeman was never a good fit for new Giants OC Ben McAdoo's quick-hitting West Coast offense in the first place. The G-Men will move forward with Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter behind Eli Manning, who recovered ahead of schedule from ankle surgery and is taking part in OTAs. Still only 26 years old, Freeman is just two seasons removed from a 27:17 TD-to-INT ratio campaign with the Buccaneers. Off-field and work-ethic question marks threaten to torpedo Freeman's once-promising NFL career.
May 30 - 4:26 PM

Giants agreed to terms with QB Josh Freeman on a one-year, $795,000 contract.

Matt Flynn chose to sign with the Packers, so the Giants go with Freeman as an offseason and camp arm. As long as Eli Manning's ankle heals as expected, it's possible Freeman won't even stick with the team into the regular season as Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib are already on the roster. The Giants typically carry just two quarterbacks. Freeman has the arm talent to win that No. 2 job, but he's going to have to earn his spot after getting dumped by the Bucs and then lasting one game as the Vikings starter last season.
Apr 16 - 11:50 AM

Free agent Josh Freeman will work out for the Giants next week.

Freeman visited the Bears on Monday and is starting to get some play now that he's easily the top option remaining on the quarterback free-agent market. The Giants drafted Ryan Nassib in the fourth round last April and reportedly want to give him every opportunity to earn the No. 2 job behind Eli Manning. Freeman's addition would throw a wrench into those plans.
Apr 11 - 9:34 AM

Free agent Josh Freeman visited the Bears on Monday.

It's Freeman's first-known visit. Although the Bears have Jay Cutler locked up as their franchise quarterback, it would be an ideal landing spot for Freeman. He'd get to work with quarterback-whisperer Marc Trestman, and have a good shot at making starts behind an injury-prone Cutler. It's surprising that it's taken Freeman this long to make a visit, but it speaks to how disastrous his 2013 was in every phase.
Apr 7 - 5:09 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt says he isn't sure if free agent Josh Freeman "has the desire to get better."

Dedication concerns hounded Freeman as he showed very little improvement through four-plus seasons with the Bucs. They eventually gave up and cut him midway through last year, leading to an embarrassing stint with the Vikings. Now on the street again, Freeman has attracted zero known interest. Brandt, the Godfather of scouting, believes Vince Young is a better option for teams at this point.
Source: SI.com
Mar 24 - 9:24 AM

NFL Network's Albert Breer confirms that the Raiders are "looking at" free agent Josh Freeman.

The Raiders would prefer to sign Matt Schaub if he's released, but Freeman, free agent Mike Vick, and Mark Sanchez are also on their list. Freeman played under OC Greg Olson for three seasons in Tampa and could be a fit based on his knowledge of the system. 26-year-old Freeman has yet to draw any other interest on the open market.
Mar 15 - 6:03 PM

CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair predicts free agent Josh Freeman will be the Raiders' starting quarterback in Week 1.

Bair notes that the Raiders were "really interested in (Freeman) during the season." Regardless of how anyone feels about Freeman, this is one of the most logical fits in 2014 free agency. Raiders OC Greg Olson was Freeman's offensive coordinator and position coach for his first three NFL seasons, and Olson needs a quarterback. Oakland could conceivably sign Freeman and use the No. 5 overall pick on Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, or Johnny Manziel.
Feb 12 - 10:39 AM

ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling doesn't expect the team to re-sign free agent Josh Freeman.

As Goessling points out, Freeman's arm strength could appeal to new OC Norv Turner, but considering the same front office that signed Freeman last season is still in place, it's highly unlikely they'd want to bring him back. Freeman will probably have to settle for a one- or two-year deal with some incentives this offseason. He should be able to find a team that will allow him to compete for the starting job. Oakland has already been mentioned as a possibility.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 4 - 8:19 AM

ESPN Raiders blogger Paul Gutierrez expects Oakland to show interest in free agent Josh Freeman this offseason.

Freeman was linked to the Raiders before he signed with Minnesota, so it's possible they still have interest despite his disastrous 2013. He has experience in OC Greg Olson's scheme from their time together in Tampa and shouldn't command much guaranteed money. Gutierrez also believes Oakland could be a landing spot for Mark Sanchez when he's released by the Jets.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 1 - 3:58 PM

Citing four sources, USA Today reports Josh Freeman was late for "numerous meetings" during his three months with the Vikings, and was "often among the last players to the facility."

Numerous players also told USA Today's Tom Pelissero that they were dumbfounded Freeman got the Week 7 start against the Giants because he had no clue how to run OC Bill Musgrave's offense. Freeman proceeded to turn in arguably the single worst quarterback performance of 2013, and coach Leslie Frazier never turned back to him. Freeman is now headed to free agency.
Source: USA Today
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 07:24:00 PM

Josh Freeman insisted on Friday he would consider re-signing with the Vikings next season.

"I definitely have interest in coming back, for sure," Freeman said. "It's a great organization, a great team." It's unlikely the Vikings would have any interest in re-signing Freeman with both Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder still under contract next season. Freeman has been a weekly inactive since struggling in a Monday night loss to the Giants back in Week 7.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Coach Leslie Frazier would not commit to Josh Freeman playing in another game this season.

The Vikings gave Freeman a one-year, $3 million contract back in early October. Since then, he's appeared in one game -- the Monday Night Football disaster against the Giants. The Vikings are rolling with Matt Cassel as the starter and Christian Ponder as the backup. In related news, they'll be lighting $100 bills on fire in the streets later Thursday.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 08:10:00 AM

The Vikings declared QB Josh Freeman, CB Chris Cook, S Jamarca Sanford, DT Fred Evans, G Jeff Baca, RB Matt Asiata, and TE Rhett Ellison inactive for Week 9 in Dallas.

Freeman has been cleared of his Week 7 concussion and is a healthy scratch. Matt Cassel will back up Christian Ponder. Cook has a hip injury, Evans is battling a knee issue, and Sanford has a balky groin.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Josh Freeman will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's Week 9 game at Dallas.

Although Freeman has been fully cleared of his concussion symptoms, Christian Ponder will start and Matt Cassel will back him up. As ProFootballTalk notes, it's unclear if this is because the Vikings don't think Freeman can play or if they don't think he knows the playbook. Either way, his performance against the Giants in Week 7 is costing him in a big way. The Vikes will be among the many teams in the market for a quarterback in the draft.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Josh Portis
4John Skelton
5Tim Tebow
6David Carr
7Vince Young
8Kevin Kolb
9Dominique Davis
10Jordan Rodgers
11Tommy Rees
12Ryan Katz
13Colby Cameron
14Kyle Padron
15James Vandenberg
16Mike Hermann
17Nathan Stanley
18Dalton Williams
19Matt Brown
20Caleb TerBush
21Tim Jenkins
22Dayne Crist
23Brett Smith
24Pat White
25John Parker Wilson
26Nate Enderle
27Jerrod Johnson
28Adam Weber
29Nick Stephens
30Rusty Smith
31Keith Price
32Alex Carder
33Collin Klein
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Isaac Redman
9Terrance Ganaway
10Zach Brown
11Brandon Saine
12D.J. Harper
13Tim Cornett
14Lance Ball
15Jordan Roberts
16Orwin Smith
17Armond Smith
18Jawan Jamison
19Stefphon Jefferson
20Deonte Williams
21Bradley Randle
22Quentin Hines
23De'Leon Eskridge
24Javarris James
25Darren Evans
26Delone Carter
27Anthony Allen
28Damien Berry
29Richard Murphy
30William Powell
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Stephen Campbell
16Ryan D'Imperio
17Alex Debniak
18Ryan Roberson
19Jonathan Amosa
20Rupert Bryan
21Eddie Williams
22Jon Hoese
23Ben Guidugli
24Nate Eachus
25Jourdan Brooks
26Devonte Campbell
27Brock Bolen
WR11Santonio Holmes
2Laurent Robinson
3Titus Young
4Jabar Gaffney
5Devery Henderson
6Greg Childs
7Kevin Hardy
8Ben Obomanu
9Richard Goodman
10Lamont Bryant
11Brian Tyms
12Lance Lewis
13Keenan Davis
14Taulib Ikharo
15Roy Roundtree
16Robby Toma
17Carlin Isles
18Nicholas Johnson
19Jeremy Kelley
20Sederrick Cunningham
21Zach Rogers
22Matt Willis
23Brett Swain
24Chaz Schilens
25Charly Martin
26Marcus Jackson
27Jeremy Ebert
28Jordan White
29Johnathan Haggerty
30Emmanuel Arceneaux
31Diondre Borel
32Greg Orton
33Julius Pruitt
34Mardy Gilyard
35Chastin West
36Cole McKenzie
37Jamal Miles
38Rashad Evans
39Sam McGuffie
40Tyrone Goard
41Bert Reed
42Brandon Carswell
43Joseph Anderson
44Chip Reeves
45Terrell Sinkfield
46Jheranie Boyd
47Eric Rogers
48Rashaad Carter
49Erik Highsmith
50Demetrius Fields
51Scott Pillar
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Chad Hall
6Donald Jones
7Brandon Banks
8Raymond Radway
9Chris Givens
10Earl Bennett
11Mohamed Massaquoi
12Steve Breaston
13Donte' Stallworth
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17Martel Moore
18Nicholas Edwards
19David Douglas
20Duke Calhoun
21Jeff Fuller
22Brandon Collins
23Tray Session
24Dominique Croom
25Michael Jenkins
26David Ball
27Devin Aromashodu
28Tim Toone
29Jarett Dillard
30Terrence Austin
31Roberto Wallace
32Bobby Sewall
33Jared Green
34Michael Calvin
35Taveon Rogers
36David Gilreath
37Ronald Johnson
38Deon Butler
39Early Doucet
40Patrick Crayton
41Jason Thompson
42Omarius Hines
43Andy Cruse
44Anthony Amos
45R.J. Webb
46Andrew Helmick
47Jordan Harris
48Andrew DePaola
49Dale Moss
50Devin Goda
51Perez Ashford
52Rodrick Rumble
53Brandon Kaufman
54Reggie Dunn
55Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Danny Noble
2Adam Nissley
3Aaron Hernandez
4Randy McMichael
5Leonard Pope
6Tony Scheffler
7David Thomas
8Kevin Boss
9Billy Bajema
10Fendi Onobun
11Daniel Graham
12Tommy Gallarda
13Andrew Szczerba
14Jamie Childers
15Steve Watson
16Dallas Walker
17Matt Furstenburg
18Ben Cotton
19David Rolf
20Joe Sawyer
21Dominique Curry
22Hayden Smith
23Nelson Rosario
24Konrad Reuland
25Colin Cloherty
26Dan Gronkowski
27Dedrick Epps
28Tom Crabtree
29Brody Eldridge
30Visanthe Shiancoe
31Martin Rucker
32Richard Quinn
33Jake O'Connell
34Travis Beckum
35Isaiah Stanback
36Jamie McCoy
37Evan Moore
38Alex Silvestro
39Cameron Graham
40Matt Veldman
41Tim Biere
42Dominique Jones
43Evan Landi
44Taylor Cook
45Travis Tannahill
46Chase Clement
47Joe Don Duncan
48David Wright
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Brandon Bogotay
5Havard Rugland
6Austin Signor
7Morgan Lineberry
8Brett Baer
9Brett Maher
10Jose Maltos
11Adam Yates
12Zach Ramirez
13John Potter