Freeman announced his retirement from professional football Saturday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
A 2009 first-round pick by the Buccaneers, Freeman struggled to establish himself in the NFL over the course of his career, topping a 60-percent completion rate just once in five seasons. He took his talents to the CFL this spring but was unable to make a name for himself there, either. The 30-year old retires with 11,108 passing yards and 48 touchdowns in 62 career games.
Freeman has been released by the Colts.
Freeman joined the Colts amid their quarterback injury crisis in late December and actually started the team's season-ending win just days later, completing 15-of-28 passes for 149 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Still, that performance wasn't enough to secure Freeman's future in Indianapolis, where fellow backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is set to leave this offseason as well, leaving a vacancy behind Andrew Luck on the Colts' depth chart.
Freeman completed 15 of 28 passes for 149 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his first NFL action since Week 7 of 2013 against the Titans on Sunday. He also rushed eight times for 24 yards.
The once-promising quarterback out of Kansas State has seen his career spiral into mediocrity since some promising early years with Tampa Bay, and he squandered an opportunity to impress with both Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder/ribs/back) out. The fact that realtor Ryan Lindley was trusted to run the two-minute drill over Freeman should tell owners all they need to know about the 27-year-old's chances of regaining an NFL starting job next season.
Freeman will start Sunday's game against the Titans.
With both Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder/ribs/back) out, the Colts will turn to Freeman on Sunday in their long-shot bid to secure a playoff slot. He's not a high-percentage fantasy play in Week 17, but Freeman is an option for those scrambling for QB help this Sunday.
Freeman is expected to start Sunday against the Titans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Freeman, who signed with the Colts on Tuesday, has been splitting first-team reps with Ryan Lindley in practice this week, and he apparently did enough to win the start Sunday, with both Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder/ribs/back) sidelined. The Colts are a significant long shot to make the playoffs, and it's unclear if Freeman would keep the job even if the playoff miracle came true.
For the third straight day, Freeman and Ryan Lindley split the Colts' QB reps at practice on Friday.
We do know that both Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck are ruled out this week, but for now the Colts are not inclined to identify their starting signal-caller for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Freeman is a candidate to start Sunday's game against the Titans.
With Andrew Luck ruled out and Matt Hasselbeck unlikely to be available for the contest, it looks like either Freeman or Ryan Lindley will draw the team's start at QB in Week 17. A decison on that front won't arrive until later in the week, however, making either signal-caller a very speculative lineup option at this point.
Freeman signed with the Colts on Tuesday, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.
With 2014 UDFA Stephen Morris being the only other healthy quarterback on the roster, it isn't entirely out of the question that Freeman could start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Titans. Granted, Freeman would only have five days to prepare, but Morris has only been on the roster since last week. Of course, the team hasn't officially ruled out Andrew Luck (kidney) or Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder), so there are still a bunch of different ways the situation could play out. Freeman, the 17th overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, never lived up to the promise of his impressive sophomore campaign in 2010.
The Dolphins parted ways with quarterback Josh Freeman on Friday, reports BleacherReport.com. Freeman was competing for a backup position.
Less than a week after releasing him, the Dolphins re-signed quarterback Josh Freeman on Tuesday, reports the Palm Beach Post.
Freeman is competing for a backup role on the team. He is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers.
Journeyman quarterback Josh Freeman will have to journey beyond Miami to renew his NFL career. He has been released by the Dolphins without getting a shot to show the team what he can do in training camp.
Freeman spent last season out of football after a poor year in Minnesota, which followed his inconsistencies with Tampa Bay.
Newly acquired Dolphins quarterback Josh Freeman told reporters in a phone conference that a year away from football left him hungry, "wanting to get back in the swing of things," according to the Miami Herald.
Freeman, a former first-round selection, was benched by the Bucs in 2013 and traded to the Vikings. The 27-year-old played one game for the Vikings and failed to latch onto another team in 2014.
"I learned a lot," Freeman said. "I mean, how much time do you have? The NFL is constantly shifting with players, coaches, organizations. There's a lot that goes into the product you guys see on Sundays. I've spent time watching quarterbacks, watching the process, trying to formulate a plan that will allow me to be as good as possible.
"I learned that regardless of how things end up and turn out, if I give it everything I got, there are no questions, no doubts in my mind. It's not an uncommon thing for guys to get cut and be out of the league. But it's not how I see myself. It's not how I see myself in the future."
The Dolphins signed former first-round selection Josh Freeman to a one-year contract, according to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman.
Freeman was drafted with the 17th overall pick in 2009 by the Buccaneers. Once a promising young quarterback, Freeman's career fell off after throwing a combined 39 interceptions in 2011 and 2012.
Freeman was benched by the Bucs in 2013 and traded to the Vikings. He played one game for the Vikings, going 20-53 for 190 yards and an interception in a 23-7 loss to the Giants. That's the last time he's played in an NFL game.
Freeman did not play during the 2014 season.
Former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman worked out for the Jets, reports Bleacher Report. Freeman hasn't played since appearing in four games for the Buccaneers and Vikings in 2013.
The Jets currently have Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith and Matt Simms at quarterback.
Former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman will work out with former head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback consultant Terry Shea over the next two weeks in an attempt to get his career back on track, NFL.com's Gil Brandt reported Monday.
Freeman's career seemed to be on track until last season when he was cut by the Bucs after three starts and made one start with the Vikings. Freeman spent a month on the Giants roster this offseason.
The Giants announced the release of quarterback Josh Freeman on Friday. He was signed in late April.
The move leaves the Giants with two backup passers behind Eli Manning: Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter. Both have a much-improved chance on making the team with Freeman out of the picture.
Freeman was cut early into the 2013 season by the Buccaneers after leading them to an 0-3 start. He was signed by the Vikings, only to play in just one game for them. He totaled 761 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions last year.
New Giants signal caller Josh Freeman said he still views himself "as a starting-caliber quarterback," reports The Star-Ledger.
"I love the situation because I have the opportunity to be around a guy that really had a lot of success, year after year and continues to win and get his team to the playoffs consistently," Freeman said, referring to Giants starter Eli Manning. "It's a really, really cool opportunity."
While Manning recovers from ankle surgery. Freeman will get a chance to prove himself in OTAs and minicamp.
The Giants have signed quarterback Josh Freeman, reports FOX Sports.
Freeman spent last season with the Buccaneers and Vikings. His only appearance for Minnesota was against the Giants, and he completed 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards and an interception.
Freeman will try and make the final roster for the Giants as a backup to Eli Manning, who is coming off ankle surgery this offseason. The Giants also have Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib on the roster.
Free agent quarterback Josh Freeman will work out for the Giants, reports Bleacher Report.
Freeman, who finished last season with the Vikings after being cut by the Buccaneers, has also visited the Bears this offseason. The Giants could use Freeman as a veteran backup to Eli Manning ahead of second-year passer Ryan Nassib.
Free agent quarterback Josh Freeman visited the Bears on Monday, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Chicago needs a backup quarterback after losing Josh McCown to the Buccaneers.