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Josh Freeman released again, this time by Giants

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Since his one appearance in Minnesota last seaosn, Josh Freeman hasn't been retained by two different teams. (USATSI)
Josh Freeman has parted ways with three NFL teams in the past eight months. (USATSI)

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Since he was released by the Buccaneers after a long spat with then-coach Greg Schiano last year, Josh Freeman's career continues to spin out of control.

About 40 days after the Giants signed Freeman to compete for a backup spot behind Eli Manning, New York released him Friday.

Without Freeman, that leaves Manning, who's coming off ankle surgery this offseason, to go with Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib as the team's quarterbacks. Manning was expected to be out of action until training camp because of his ankle, but he was participating in OTAs this week.

So, in reality, if Freeman was simply brought in by the Giants to be a live arm for the offseason, he's not really needed at this point.

And it's crazy to think back to seven months ago when Freeman was the starting (and probable franchise) quarterback in Tampa Bay. But after Schiano and Freeman parted ways, he finished the season in Minnesota, where, in one appearance only, Freeman looked horrendous.

Now, Freeman is at a major career impasse and could be entering Vince Young territory, where either nobody is interested in hiring him or he's signed for only a short time before being released.

Either way, Freeman's fall in the past several months has been stunning to watch.

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