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Josh Freeman trying to work on his game without a team


The Giants didn’t waste much time on the Josh Freeman experiment, but the former first-round pick is trying to re-establish himself.

According to Gil Brandt of, Freeman will work with Jon Gruden this week and then quarterback guru Terry Shea the following week.

Some remedial work can only help, and keep his name out there in front of NFL teams who might start looking for an extra arm before camp.

Freeman once flashed skills worthy of his draft status, but after landing in Greg Schiano’s doghouse, then barely registering in stints with the Vikings and Giants, he clearly needs to get back on solid footing.

Then again, with the word out of those camps that he struggled with game plans and learning system,s you wonder how much the individual drills will do for him, in terms of finding him a job.

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42 Responses to “Josh Freeman trying to work on his game without a team”
  1. qdog112 says: Jun 16, 2014 1:42 PM

    Good luck in your reclamation project Josh. I hope you get another chance.

  2. surfinbird1 says: Jun 16, 2014 1:44 PM

    Gotta wonder what his one page play book contains.

  3. thepftpoet says: Jun 16, 2014 1:46 PM

    In this situation it looks like Josh Freeman has two options left to revitalize his career.

    Pull an Aaron Rodgers and start doing Yoga with to get more “flexible”

    Or pull a Seahawks move and start taking PEDs.

  4. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Jun 16, 2014 1:47 PM

    He’s still the best thing the vikings have ever had.


  5. 4thquartermagic says: Jun 16, 2014 1:47 PM

    Seems like yesterday the Bucs were touting this guy as the franchise QB of the future.

  6. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 16, 2014 1:50 PM

    How many other players will have to have their careers destroyed by the Minnesota Vikings before Commissioner Goodell steps in and does something?

  7. granadafan says: Jun 16, 2014 1:51 PM

    It’s amazing how fast and how far this guys has fallen.

  8. ariani1985 says: Jun 16, 2014 1:55 PM

    Maybe the Packers sign him to work out with Erin to work on ball security since Erin leads the league in fumbles

  9. obamareallysucks says: Jun 16, 2014 1:59 PM

    he just doesn’t have the mental faculties to be a QB.

  10. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 16, 2014 2:01 PM

    He really didn’t get a chance with the vikings. His cap number was just too high for a low revenue team.

    With the preseason about to begin in the CFL it might be too late to go North for this season.

    But a good season in the CFL might land him another chance with the vikings like it did for Joe Kapp.

  11. weepingjebus says: Jun 16, 2014 2:02 PM

    2009 draft was tough sledding all around.

  12. kneelbeforesod says: Jun 16, 2014 2:05 PM

    Good choice. Jon Gruden will (without a doubt) be impressed by Mr. Freeman.

  13. sonofad says: Jun 16, 2014 2:06 PM

    You had to know he couldn’t play football when Spieldope and the Vikings gave him $2M.

  14. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 16, 2014 2:12 PM

    I’ve been assured by every Packer fan since Teddy Bridgewater was drafted that hand size is the primary determinant of success as a quarterback. Why doesn’t Freeman just show everyone his giant 10″ hands and he’ll have a job tomorrow?

  15. purpleguy says: Jun 16, 2014 2:14 PM

    What the heck happened to this guy?

  16. bucsmightbegood says: Jun 16, 2014 2:15 PM

    Can we get an update on the 2013 NFLPA suit between Freeman/Schiano/Bucs, please?

    Freeman and his agent leaked the information, and tried their hardest to sink Schiano and Bucs.


  17. djshnooks says: Jun 16, 2014 2:15 PM

    I still think this guy is a better option behind EJ Manuel, than Thad Lewis or Jeff Tuel.

    Or Dennis Dixon, or Matt Flynn, or Vince Young, or Kevin Kolb, or Matt Leinert?

    (Did I miss anyone? Lol.)

  18. fordmandalay says: Jun 16, 2014 2:20 PM

    He’d better get used to it.

  19. goldandcrimson68 says: Jun 16, 2014 2:27 PM

    You wonder how he goes from earning the VIkings job in a week to not being able to play. What the

  20. IsThird says: Jun 16, 2014 2:30 PM

    Vince Young retiring today could be a look into this guys near future. Hopefully he managed his money better than VY did.

  21. tformation says: Jun 16, 2014 2:33 PM

    I’m a sucker for a QB reclamation case. If Josh comes back swinging after this, I’ll be rooting for him.

    Having said that, I am curious what the Giants saw or perhaps didn’t see in that day or two where he was a NY Giant…

  22. notthetroll says: Jun 16, 2014 2:37 PM

    Madden 2014 doesn’t count Josh. You had a playbook to study earlier, and you didn’t.

  23. coachkilla6 says: Jun 16, 2014 2:41 PM

    After Bustwater flops early on, the East Dakota Vikings will once again pay Freeman $1M an hour to play for them like they did last season.



  24. vikesr4reel says: Jun 16, 2014 2:52 PM

    Bring him back!!
    Then he will have more SB rings than Kap ever will!!

  25. kingpel says: Jun 16, 2014 3:03 PM

    Brings me back to the Raheem Morris days in Tampa. Talk about ruining a franchise.

  26. chinahand11 says: Jun 16, 2014 3:03 PM

    He was drafted to be the Bucs franchise QB. Talk about an odd career.

    I think his problem now is that almost everyone saw that dismal MNF performance he put on. Man.

    But as tformation mentioned, what happened with the Giants for them to cast him from the team so quickly?

  27. whatjusthapped says: Jun 16, 2014 3:04 PM

    Freeman should be able to work out without a team around him, after all, he spent all last season on the last place Vikings so just how different is it really going to be?

  28. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 16, 2014 3:07 PM

    I think if a team is committed to him as a starter, they’re more flexible in dumbing down the playbook for him. As a backup, they won’t do that. It’s gonna be sink or swim with what they want to do.

  29. raideralex99 says: Jun 16, 2014 3:32 PM

    I guess the NFL is finally learning you need a brain to play the QB position.

  30. sportsfan18 says: Jun 16, 2014 3:35 PM

    Guess that Bucs coach wasn’t wrong as two completely separate teams have also discarded Josh to the scrap heap too…

  31. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 16, 2014 4:00 PM

    Please stop writing so many articles about Freeman being available.

    -Andy Dalton

  32. bunjy96 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:50 PM

    Schiano had nothing to do with Freeman’s collapse.

    It started with Morris and just went downhill from there.

    Schiano tried to stop the downhill plunge, but is was too late.

    Seriously, Freeman needs pyscho help, bad. There is no quick fix for him.

    Many in Tampa saw it, but couldn’t do anything about it. The patient has to be willing and Freeman wasn’t.

    I laugh at the thought of Gruden being any help.

  33. newjerseygiants says: Jun 16, 2014 5:27 PM

    Starbucks is hiring.

  34. fumblenuts says: Jun 16, 2014 7:05 PM

    Josh Freeman would be SMART to go to the CFL and start fresh. If he can light it up again, he MAY have a slim chance to make it back to the NFL.

  35. houston1193 says: Jun 16, 2014 7:14 PM

    I didn’t realize 2009 had such a weak draft class. Only truly elite players from that class are Clay Matthews, Alex Mack, Jairus Byrd, LeSean McCoy, and Arian Foster (who wasn’t even drafted!)

  36. GenXJay says: Jun 16, 2014 7:46 PM

    disregard the Vikings photo version of Freeman…he was a desperation grab by Frazier/Musgrave.
    Spielman just went along with it to oust them knowing their mistake.

  37. labucs says: Jun 16, 2014 9:53 PM

    Dear Josh What GM is going to risk signing you when you can’t even show up for the Team Photo? Party on Garth.

  38. coloradobuc says: Jun 16, 2014 10:08 PM

    If he can be straightened out, Coach Gruden is the man for the job.

  39. luz56 says: Jun 16, 2014 11:49 PM

    CFL is exactly what Freeman needs… Problem is the tool box.. He has the tools…still only going to earn 400G playing in Canada… Imagine that only 400G!!

  40. steeelfann says: Jun 17, 2014 7:59 AM

    Knew he was vastly overrated from Day 1. Just another 6’6″ guy with good arm. Lacked so many other items in the QB skillset bag, but talking heads just kept blabbing about his “potential”, or “when the light goes on”, or “when he gets it”. Folks, start looking at QB skills, both physical and mental, and quit looking at how tall a man is.

  41. stellarperformance says: Jun 17, 2014 11:12 AM

    Large hands do not guarantee success. But small hands assure failure. See the difference?

  42. oldcracker says: Jun 17, 2014 2:12 PM

    The Cowgirls are looking to replace Orton. However, you’d have to beat out We-done for the backup roll.

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