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Josh Freeman | Quarterback | #5

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (17) / TB
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ESPN's Josina Anderson has corrected her report that the Cowboys reached out to free agent Josh Freeman, reporting instead that Freeman's agent contacted Dallas.
There's a massive difference, obviously. Freeman hasn't put anything good on film since arguably 2010. The Cowboys are unlikely to view him as the answer behind Tony Romo. Aug 4 - 9:33 PM

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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Cowboys have "reached out" to free agent Josh Freeman.

It's panic time in Big D. Per Anderson, the Cowboys are "reviewing their options." Freeman was predictably dreadful in spot duty for the Colts last season, completing just 15-of-28 passes (53.6 percent) for 143 yards (5.3 YPA). The Cowboys have to find a way to do better behind Tony Romo.
Aug 4 - 8:16 PM

Colts released QB Josh Freeman.

Signed as an emergency stop-gap prior to Week 17, Freeman was expected to compete for a backup role behind Andrew Luck. With Freeman gone and Matt Hasselbeck not expected to return, the Colts have to find a capable backup this offseason. Freeman will likely find a home as a camp arm this summer.
Mar 7 - 10:24 AM

Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen could see Josh Freeman and/or Ryan Lindley as Andrew Luck’s backup in 2016.

It suggests the Colts might not re-sign Matt Hasselbeck if he doesn’t retire. Freeman and Lindley weren’t terrible during Week 17 spot duty, but would leave the Colts with one of the worst backup situations in the league. Re-signing Hasselbeck shouldn’t require more than the $3 million he made in 2015.
Source: colts.com
Feb 3 - 5:21 PM

Josh Freeman completed 15-of-28 passes for 149 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in the Colts' Week 17 win over the Titans.

He added eight rushes for 24 yards. Freeman wasn't terrible for getting signed this week. He likely showed enough to compete for some team's No. 3 job next year.
Jan 3 - 6:21 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Freeman is expected to be the Colts' starting quarterback on Sunday.

He must have won the practice battle with Ryan Lindley. Lindley will presumably serve as Indy's backup, with Stephen Morris on the third string. Expect the Colts' offense to be ground based against a Titans defense hemorrhaging points. The Colts will get Frank Gore to 1,000 rushing yards if he can must 109 against Tennessee. Gore is also coming off one of his best games.
Jan 3 - 10:46 AM

Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley handled the "lion's share" of quarterback reps at Colts practice on Wednesday.

It sounds like Freeman and Lindley will wage an in-practice competition to start against the Titans, while Stephen Morris will serve as third string. The Colts signed Freeman off the street on Tuesday. The last time Freeman started a game after being with the team for a brief period occurred in 2013 with the Vikings. On Monday night against the Giants, Freeman proceeded to go 23-of-50 passing for 190 yards in one of the hardest-to-watch quarterback performances of all time.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:56:00 PM

Colts signed QB Josh Freeman.

It's a strong indication Andrew Luck (kidney) won't return for Week 17. With the Colts' only other healthy quarterback being Stephen Morris, there's a possibility Freeman starts against the Titans. That would qualify as a "what a time to be alive"-type moment for the snakebitten Colts. Freeman last started in Week 7 of the 2013 season for the Vikings, where had one of the worst starts of the modern era.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 03:36:00 PM

Free agent QB Josh Freeman is working out for the Colts Monday.

Matt Hasselbeck is unlikely to play this week because of an AC sprain in his throwing shoulder, and Charlie Whitehurst suffered a hamstring injury late against Miami. Those injuries potentially leave Stephen Morris, who was signed last Thursday, as the only healthy quarterback on the roster. Andrew Luck (kidney) has not been ruled out, but bringing him back for what is likely a meaningless game behind that offensive line would be a poor decision. Freeman spent some time with the Dolphins this offseason, but he has not played a snap since 2013.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Dolphins released QB Josh Freeman.

Freeman was previously released in July before being re-signed four days later. The former first-rounder's downward spiral continued unabated this summer, as he completed just 23-of-48 preseason passes (47.9 percent). It's been a bizarre career for the now 27-year-old quarterback. Freeman might not get another chance.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:39:00 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero said if QB Josh Freeman plays like he's practiced at training camp, "he will not be a Miami Dolphin."

Freeman has been a disaster at camp, leading Salguero to call him "accuracy challenged." The Dolphins may have had it right the first time when they cut Freeman prior to camp only to re-sign him four days later. The 27-year-old hasn't taken a regular season NFL snap since 2013.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Dolphins re-signed QB Josh Freeman.

It's an odd transaction as Freeman was just cut by the Dolphins on Friday. Regardless, he'll be a camp arm behind Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Dolphins released QB Josh Freeman.

Freeman spent the offseason as Miami's No. 3 quarterback, but didn't show enough to make it to training camp. After sitting out the 2014 season, his NFL career is in doubt. The Dolphins will move forward with McLeod Bethel-Thompson behind Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Dolphins signed QB Josh Freeman to a one-year contract.

The agreement ends a year in the NFL wilderness for the No. 17 overall pick of the 2009 draft. Freeman was as bad as can be in four combined appearances for the Bucs and Vikings in 2013, but has a huge arm, and is still only 27. With Matt Moore entrenched behind Ryan Tannehill, Freeman's best-case scenario in Miami is No. 3 duties. A productive camp and preseason could earn Freeman a dice-roll as someone else's No. 2.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 06:37:00 PM

The Palm Beach Post reports the Dolphins are "close" to signing free agent Josh Freeman.

Matt Moore remains locked in behind Ryan Tannehill, so Freeman would be no higher than No. 3 on the depth chart. The No. 17 overall pick of the 2009 draft was out of the league last season after a dreadful, bizarre 2013. Freeman has also drawn looks from the Eagles and Jets this offseason. His best-case scenario could be looking good in Dolphins camp before latching on elsewhere.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Seth Lobato
8Ryan Williams
9Tim Tebow
10Matt Blanchard
11Dan LeFevour
12Pat Devlin
13Garrett Gilbert
14Cody Fajardo
15Shane Carden
16Griffin Neal
17Josh Woodrum
18Max Wittek
19R.J. Archer
20Jerry Lovelocke
21Chase Rettig
22Chandler Harnish
23Dalyn Williams
24Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5Joique Bell
6LaMichael James
7Anthony Dixon
8Zac Stacy
9Josh Harris
10Don Jackson
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Jerome Smith
15Michael Dyer
16Jeremy Stewart
17Karlos Williams
18Stevan Ridley
19Keshawn Hill
20LaVance Taylor
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Emil Igwenagu
4Jorvorskie Lane
5Joe Don Duncan
6Henry Hynoski
7Ryan Mueller
8Derrick Coleman
9Patrick Skov
10Soma Vainuku
11Brad Smelley
12Trey Millard
13Jordan Campbell
14Zach Boren
15Kiero Small
16J.C. Copeland
17John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Dwayne Bowe
4Preston Parker
5Kris Durham
6Josh Morgan
7Jacoby Ford
8Tyler Davis
9Hakeem Nicks
10Kyle Prater
11Miles Austin
12Reggie Dunn
13Armon Binns
14Carlton Mitchell
15Nick Harwell
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Robert Herron
19Solomon Patton
20Ricky Collins
21Hunter Sharp
22Tevin Reese
23T.J. Graham
24Damaris Johnson
25Damian Williams
26Nate Washington
27Lance Lewis
28Joseph Anderson
29Josh Stewart
30David Porter
31L'Damian Washington
32Josh Harper
33Tyler Murphy
34Marquez Clark
35Travis Labhart
36Donatella Luckett
37Jeff Beathard
38Tyler McDonald
39Ezell Ruffin
40DaVaris Daniels
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Riley Cooper
4Devin Hester
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Ace Sanders
8Ryan Broyles
9A.J. Jenkins
10Emory Blake
11Joe Morgan
12Austin Pettis
13Jacoby Jones
14Onterio McCalebb
15Mike Brown
16Andre Debose
17Tandon Doss
18Jimmie Hunt
19Mike Williams
20Devante Davis
21Devon Wylie
22Milton Williams III
23Michael Preston
24Phil Bates
25Clyde Gates
26Marcus Harris
27Ryan Lankford
28Isiah Ferguson
29Daniel Rodriguez
30James Butler
31David Glidden
32Paul Browning
33Austin Willis
34Titus Davis
35Andre Davis
36Demetrius Wilson
37Josh Reese
38Trevor Harman
39Saalim Hakim
40Juron Criner
41Tom Nelson
42Leonard Hankerson
43Trindon Holliday
44Chris King
45Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Kyle Miller
6Matt Spaeth
7Chase Ford
8Beau Gardner
9Mickey Shuler
10D.J. Williams
11Mike McFarland
12Rob Blanchflower
13Jacob Maxwell
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Richard Gordon
17Steve Maneri
18Cameron Clear
19David Paulson
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Jack Tabb
24Dan Light
25Jordan Thompson
26Jake Murphy
27Jay Rome
28Ryan Taylor
29Brett Brackett
30Michael Egnew
31Adrien Robinson
LT1Eugene Monroe
2Charles Brown
3Cameron Bradfield
4Pierce Burton
5Will Beatty
6Micah Hatchie
7Jason Fox
8Tyson Chandler
9Jake Long
10David Hedelin
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Edawn Coughman
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Lene Maiava
6Isiah Cage
7Adrian Bellard
8Tanner Hawkinson
9Darren Keyton
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Sam Brenner
3Julian Vandervelde
4Braxston Cave
5Trevor Robinson
6James Stone
7Brian De La Puente
8Ben Clarke
9Quinton Schooley
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Garrett Gilkey
4Leon Brown
5Paul Fanaika
6Jared Smith
7Nick Becton
8Adam Replogle
9Malcolm Bunche
10Ryker Mathews
11Donovan Williams
12Matt Rotheram
13Mike McQueen
RT1Kevin Graf
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Adrian Bellard
4Patrick Miller
5Kona Schwenke
6Zeth Ramsay
7Lamar Holmes
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Nick Rose
10Mike Meyer
11Andrew Furney
12Justin Manton
13Corey Acosta
14Marshall Morgan
15Jonathan Brown
16Tom Obarski
17Ty Long