The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released quarterback Josh Freeman.
Tampa Bay’s release of Freeman ends a saga that has dragged on since the beginning of training camp.
Head coach Greg Schiano never seemed committed to Freeman who he inherited when hired to take over the Buccaneers. During April’s draft the team spent a third round pick on Mike Glennon.
Filed to ESPN: Bucs have released QB Josh Freeman. Bucs tried to trade him but couldn't.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2013
After an 0-3 start with Freeman the Buccaneers benched him prior to last weeks game.
Freeman missed the teams photo after he was passed over for a captain role on the team. Later news leaked, possibility from Tampa Bay, that Freeman had entered the NFL’s substance abuse program and on Tuesday the quarterback was kept out of a team meeting.
No team was willing to pull off a trade for Freeman but now that he is a free agent someone may take a gamble on him as a backup going forward.