Josh Freeman visits with Bears

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Free agent quarterback Josh Freeman met with the Chicago Bears on Monday. It is the first known visit for the 26-year-old who previously played for Tampa Bay and Minnesota.

The Bears are looking for someone to occupy the No. 2 spot on their depth chart after last year’s backup Josh McCown left for Tampa Bay. Currently behind Jay Cutler the Bears only have Jordan Palmer who is nothing more than a camp arm.

Chicago would be an ideal landing spot for Freeman as McCown flourished during his time starting in place of an injured Culter and much of the credit has been given to Bears head coach Marc Trestman.

However it does not appear that a deal between Freeman and the Bears is going to happen just yet.

ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickenson notes that the Bears did not give Freeman a contract.

Since joining the NFL, Freeman has thrown for 13,724 yards and 80 touchdowns in 61 games (60 starts).