The ugly divorce between the Buccaneers and Josh Freeman escalated in a hurry last night.
And it appears the Bucs’ efforts to move him have as well.
According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the Bucs have already talked to nearly a dozen teams so far about a potential trade, and expect to talk to the rest of them today. A league source tells PFT that G.M. Mark Dominik personally is making the calls.
[Editor’s note: We strongly advise against recording those calls.]
Frankly, if they’ve only talked to 12, they’re dragging their feet, and putting word out that they’re open for business today indicates they want a quick resolution.
After benching and exiling him (by making him watch Sunday’s game from a suite rather than the sideline), they’ve made it clear Freeman’s not a part of their future. But Dominik has said he wouldn’t give Freeman away, but at some point, subtraction becomes addition.
And if they’re getting their phones to a full charge for a busy day, it seems they’re looking to do some math soon.