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Josh Freeman | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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. Mon, Jun 16, 2014 01:43:00 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.
Fri, May 30, 2014 04:26:00 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.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:50:00 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.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 09:34:00 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.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 05:09:00 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
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 09:24:00 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.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 06:03:00 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.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 10:39:00 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
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 08:19:00 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
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 03:58:00 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

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PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Chandler Harnish
4Tim Tebow
5Josh Portis
6Caleb Hanie
7Curtis Painter
8John Skelton
9Mike Kafka
10David Carr
11Rex Grossman
12Vince Young
13Brady Quinn
14Kevin Kolb
15Trent Edwards
16Pat White
17John Parker Wilson
18Jerrod Johnson
19Adam Weber
20Nate Enderle
21Nick Stephens
22Tyler Wilson
23Ryan Katz
24Colby Cameron
25Kyle Padron
26James Vandenberg
27Mike Hermann
28Nathan Stanley
29Dalton Williams
30Matt Brown
31Caleb TerBush
32Tim Jenkins
33Dayne Crist
34Tajh Boyd
35Brett Smith
36James Franklin
37Jordan Rodgers
38Brendon Kay
39Logan Kilgore
40Chase Rettig
41Tommy Rees
42Brock Jensen
43Kory Faulkner
44Alex Carder
45Keith Price
46Collin Klein
47Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Ryan Torain
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
5Brandon Jackson
6D.J. Ware
7Jamie Harper
8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Chris Rainey
11Terrance Ganaway
12Alvester Alexander
13D.J. Harper
14Jewel Hampton
15Zach Brown
16Lance Ball
17Isaac Redman
18Evan Royster
19Ray Rice
20Mikel Leshoure
21Michael Bush
22Tim Cornett
23Stephen Houston
24Brandon Saine
25Alex Green
26Armond Smith
27Derrick Strozier
28Demitrius Bronson
29David Fluellen
30Roy Finch
31Tim Flanders
32Jordan Lynch
33George Atkinson III
34Delone Carter
35Anthony Allen
36Damien Berry
37Richard Murphy
38William Powell
39Javarris James
40Josh Vaughan
41Darren Evans
42Cierre Wood
43Stefphon Jefferson
44Deonte Williams
45Bradley Randle
46Quentin Hines
47De'Leon Eskridge
48Jordan Roberts
49Orwin Smith
50Kapri Bibbs
51Tauren Poole
GLB1Michael Turner
2Ryan Torain
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
3RB1D.J. Ware
2Beanie Wells
3Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Ray Agnew
11Maurice Hagens
12James Baker
13Harvey Unga
14Owen Marecic
15Shaun Chapas
16Dorson Boyce
17Eric Kettani
18Quinn Johnson
19Owen Schmitt
20Brian Leonard
21Evan Rodriguez
22Collin Mooney
23Braden Wilson
24Zach Boren
25Lonnie Pryor
26Ben Bartholomew
27Ina Liaina
28Stephen Campbell
29J.C. Copeland
30Chad Young
31Kadeem Jones
32Chad Abram
33Alex Debniak
34Ryan Roberson
35Jonathan Amosa
36Rupert Bryan
37Cameron White
38Devonte Campbell
39Michael Zordich
40Jourdan Brooks
41Nate Eachus
42Jon Hoese
43Ben Guidugli
44Eddie Williams
45Ryan D'Imperio
46Karl Williams
47Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Titus Young
6Joe Morgan
7Darius Johnson
8Keenan Davis
9Taulib Ikharo
10Kevin Hardy
11Tim Benford
12LaRon Byrd
13Lamont Bryant
14Justin Brown
15Greg Childs
16Ryan Whalen
17Jamar Newsome
18Terrence Toliver
19Richard Goodman
20Ben Obomanu
21Devery Henderson
22Erik Lora
23Jonathan Krause
24Matt Willis
25Lavelle Hawkins
26Brett Swain
27Chaz Schilens
28Brian Robiskie
29Tiquan Underwood
30Charly Martin
31Johnathan Haggerty
32Jordan White
33Chris Summers
34Naaman Roosevelt
35Emmanuel Arceneaux
36Sederrick Cunningham
37Zach Rogers
38Marcus Jackson
39Derek Moye
40Kamar Jorden
41Nicholas Johnson
42Robby Toma
43Carlin Isles
44Chad Bumphis
45Roy Roundtree
46Dan Buckner
47Tyrone Goard
48Sam McGuffie
49Erik Highsmith
50Chip Reeves
51Terrell Sinkfield
52Jheranie Boyd
53Eric Rogers
54Rashaad Carter
55Demetrius Fields
56Scott Pillar
57Bert Reed
58Brandon Carswell
59Joseph Anderson
60Mark Harrison
61Cole McKenzie
62Jamal Miles
63Rashad Evans
64T.J. Moe
65Jasper Collins
66LaQuan Williams
67Diondre Borel
68Jeremy Ebert
69Jon Baldwin
70Chastin West
71Julius Pruitt
72Mardy Gilyard
73Kevin Smith
74Quintin Payton
75Wilson Van Hooser
76C.J. Goodwin
77Mike Davis
78Cody Hoffman
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Donald Jones
8Earl Bennett
9Mohamed Massaquoi
10Jordan Shipley
11Micheal Spurlock
12Steve Breaston
13Donte' Stallworth
14Brandon Banks
15Kealoha Pilares
16Eric Page
17Chris Givens
18Darius Hanks
19Raymond Radway
20Aaron Mellette
21Robert Gill
22Isaiah Burse
23Greg Hardin
24Dominique Croom
25Eric Thomas
26Nick Williams
27Charles Hawkins
28Alex Gillett
29Lacoltan Bester
30Brandon Collins
31Tray Session
32Lanear Sampson
33Alec Lemon
34Lamaar Thomas
35Martel Moore
36Nicholas Edwards
37David Douglas
38Dale Moss
39Jeff Fuller
40Isaiah Williams
41Michael Jenkins
42David Ball
43Devin Aromashodu
44David Reed
45Jarett Dillard
46Dezmon Briscoe
47Tim Toone
48Duke Calhoun
49Roberto Wallace
50Bobby Sewall
51Terrence Austin
52Deon Butler
53Darius Reynaud
54Early Doucet
55Patrick Crayton
56Ronald Johnson
57Joe Adams
58Marvin McNutt
59Devin Goda
60Kevin Elliott
61Jared Green
62Mike Willie
63Michael Calvin
64Taveon Rogers
65Perez Ashford
66Rodrick Rumble
67Jerry Johnson
68Andrew DePaola
69James Shaw
70Brandon Kaufman
71Tori Gurley
72Jordan Harris
73Weston Dressler
74Chris Boyd
75Omarius Hines
76Gerrard Sheppard
77Andy Cruse
78Anthony Amos
79R.J. Webb
80Andrew Helmick
81Jaz Reynolds
82Austin Franklin
83Alex Neutz
84Geraldo Boldewijn
85Kelsey Pope
86Anthony McClung
87Jason Thompson
88Micah Hatfield
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
TE1Leonard Pope
2Tony Scheffler
3David Thomas
4Kevin Boss
5Randy McMichael
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Sean McGrath
11Andrew Szczerba
12Tommy Gallarda
13D.J. Williams
14Steve Watson
15Daniel Graham
16Billy Bajema
17Evan Wilson
18Ben Hartsock
19Visanthe Shiancoe
20Tom Crabtree
21Brody Eldridge
22Nate Byham
23Dedrick Epps
24Zach Potter
25Colin Cloherty
26Jeron Mastrud
27Steve Maneri
28Dominique Curry
29Joel Dreessen
30Dan Gronkowski
31Martin Rucker
32Cameron Morrah
33Matt Furstenburg
34Ben Cotton
35David Rolf
36Emmanuel Ogbuehi
37Jacob Pedersen
38D.J. Tialavea
39Justin Jones
40Asa Watson
41Weslye Saunders
42Hayden Smith
43Nelson Rosario
44Jake Byrne
45Joe Sawyer
46Tim Biere
47Andre Hardy
48Martell Webb
49Cameron Graham
50Michael Higgins
51Alex Silvestro
52Brian Wozniak
53David Wright
54Jason Schepler
55Chase Clement
56Adam Schiltz
57A.C. Leonard
58Joe Don Duncan
59Evan Landi
60Taylor Cook
61Colin Anderson
62Travis Tannahill
63Travis Beckum
64Richard Quinn
65Jake O'Connell
66Evan Moore
67Jamie McCoy
68Nathan Overbay
69Isaiah Stanback
70Morrell Presley
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Giorgio Tavecchio
8Danny Hrapmann
9Brandon Bogotay
10Havard Rugland
11Austin Signor
12Morgan Lineberry
13Quinn Sharp
14Brett Baer
15Sergio Castillo
16Mitch Ewald
17Kevin Goessling
18Brett Maher
19Jose Maltos
20Adam Yates
21Zach Ramirez