Quarterback Josh Freeman brought a “beginner’s mentality” to the Dolphins. He’ll now be beginning all over again.
The 2009 first-round pick of the Buccaneers has been cut by the Dolphins, per a league source with knowledge of the move.
Abruptly dumped by Tampa Bay during the 2013 season, Freeman has been unable to gain traction elsewhere. He appeared in one game with the Vikings, a disastrous Monday Night Football performance in which he threw 53 passes and generated only 190 yards.
In his last full season as a starter, Freeman threw for more than 4,000 yards.
The move gives the Dolphins three quarterbacks with camp approaching: Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, and McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Most teams have four quarterbacks during camp, for the purposes of distributing the football to all of the receivers, tight ends, and running backs during practice; the Dolphins currently have 24 of those.