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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
QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5Tim Tebow
6Josh Portis
7John Skelton
8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10Tyler Thigpen
11David Carr
12Pat White
13John Parker Wilson
14Jerrod Johnson
15Adam Weber
16Nate Enderle
17Nick Stephens
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Jordan Rodgers
33Alex Carder
34Keith Price
35Kory Faulkner
36Collin Klein
37Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Alvester Alexander
12Zach Brown
13Brandon Saine
14D.J. Harper
15Tim Cornett
16Isaac Redman
17Lance Ball
18Javarris James
19Darren Evans
20Delone Carter
21Anthony Allen
22Damien Berry
23Richard Murphy
24Jordan Roberts
25Orwin Smith
26Armond Smith
27Stefphon Jefferson
28Deonte Williams
29Bradley Randle
30Quentin Hines
31De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Owen Schmitt
12Quinn Johnson
13Roosevelt Nix
14James Baker
15Ben Bartholomew
16Alex Debniak
17Ryan Roberson
18Jonathan Amosa
19Rupert Bryan
20Ryan D'Imperio
21Eddie Williams
22Jon Hoese
23Ben Guidugli
24Nate Eachus
25Jourdan Brooks
26Devonte Campbell
27Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Lamont Bryant
6Keenan Davis
7Taulib Ikharo
8Terrence Toliver
9Greg Childs
10Kevin Hardy
11Ben Obomanu
12Devery Henderson
13Richard Goodman
14Johnathan Haggerty
15Marcus Jackson
16Nicholas Johnson
17Jordan White
18Matt Willis
19Lavelle Hawkins
20Brett Swain
21Chaz Schilens
22Charly Martin
23Emmanuel Arceneaux
24Robby Toma
25Carlin Isles
26Chandler Jones
27Jeremy Kelley
28Sederrick Cunningham
29Zach Rogers
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Sam McGuffie
33Tyrone Goard
34Cole McKenzie
35Jamal Miles
36Rashad Evans
37Quintin Payton
38Chip Reeves
39Terrell Sinkfield
40Jheranie Boyd
41Eric Rogers
42Rashaad Carter
43Demetrius Fields
44Scott Pillar
45Julius Pruitt
46Mardy Gilyard
47Diondre Borel
48Bert Reed
49Brandon Carswell
50Joseph Anderson
51Jon Baldwin
52Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Earl Bennett
6Mohamed Massaquoi
7Eric Weems
8Steve Breaston
9Donte' Stallworth
10Donald Jones
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Aaron Mellette
15Robert Gill
16Darius Hanks
17David Douglas
18Martel Moore
19Dominique Croom
20Brandon Collins
21Tray Session
22Jeff Fuller
23Tim Toone
24Duke Calhoun
25Nicholas Edwards
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29Jarett Dillard
30Terrence Austin
31Deon Butler
32Early Doucet
33Patrick Crayton
34Perez Ashford
35Roberto Wallace
36Bobby Sewall
37Ronald Johnson
38Andrew DePaola
39James Shaw
40Kevin Elliott
41Jared Green
42Michael Calvin
43Taveon Rogers
44Jason Thompson
45Omarius Hines
46Anthony Amos
47R.J. Webb
48Andrew Helmick
49Alex Neutz
50Kelsey Pope
51Jordan Harris
52Rodrick Rumble
53Devin Goda
54Brandon Kaufman
55Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Kevin Boss
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Sean McGrath
11Andrew Szczerba
12Tommy Gallarda
13Daniel Graham
14Billy Bajema
15Steve Watson
16Matt Furstenburg
17Ben Cotton
18David Rolf
19Hayden Smith
20Joel Dreessen
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Martin Rucker
26Konrad Reuland
27Dan Gronkowski
28Colin Cloherty
29Dominique Curry
30Nelson Rosario
31Joe Sawyer
32Ben Hartsock
33Visanthe Shiancoe
34Tim Biere
35Evan Moore
36Alex Silvestro
37Cameron Graham
38Richard Quinn
39Jake O'Connell
40Jamie McCoy
41Isaiah Stanback
42Evan Landi
43Taylor Cook
44Travis Tannahill
45Chase Clement
46A.C. Leonard
47Joe Don Duncan
48Chase Dixon
49David Wright
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Danny Hrapmann
5Brandon Bogotay
6Havard Rugland
7Austin Signor
8Morgan Lineberry
9Brett Baer
10Brett Maher
11Jose Maltos
12Adam Yates
13Zach Ramirez
14Cody Parkey
15Michael Palardy
16Sergio Castillo