Tampa bay Buccaneers has released their quarterback Josh Freeman today, Thursday October 3, 2013. Freeman was fined twice in the past month for conduct detrimental to the team, according to an SI.com report. The website reported he will appeal the fines. The NFL Players Association is investigating how Freeman’s presence in Stage 1 of the league’s substance-abuse program became public earlier this week.
The buccaneers tried to trade Freeman but was unable to after the Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik contacted all 31 of the NFL’s other teams. By releasing Freeman, the Buccaneers are obligated to pay the quarterback all $6.2 million he was owed in remaining salary this season. How sad is that, out of all the NFL teams nobody wanted him? Well as a quarterback it is hard to get picked up especially if you are being released from a team. The other teams are most likely thinking if you don’t want them why should I?
In 60 career games, Freeman has thrown for 13,534 yards, 80 touchdowns and 66 interceptions. In the 2012-2013 season, Freeman threw for 4,065 yards and 27 touchdowns, making him the franchise’s leader in career TD passes with 80. This season he had two touchdown passes and three interceptions before he was benched.