Found October 03, 2013 on The Bay Cave:
After a week of trying to trade disgruntled quarterback Josh Freeman unsuccessfully, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut ties with the 25-year old quarterback. Multiple reports are confirming the move now and the team is set to still be responsible for the remainder of his contract which is set to be just over $6 million. After the benching and all the news that has followed it — confidentiality breached, his fines, etc. — this is the best move for both sides. BREAKING: GM Mark Dominik confirmed today that Freeman is being released. — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 3, 2013   Freeman’s camp applied great pressure on the Bucs in recent weeks to accommodate his release. Never seen a barrage of leaks to this degree — Ira Kaufman (@IKaufmanTBO) October 3, 2013 Freeman holds franchise records for most touchdown passes (27) and most passing yards (4,065), which were set last season under the same head coach that benched and replaced him.

The Josh Freeman Soap Opera In Tampa Bay Has Ended

Josh Freeman was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday afternoon, ending the dramatic soap opera that had unraveled between the team and their former starting quarterback recently. Freeman and coach Greg Schiano had a well-documented falling out this year. Freeman reportedly missed the team photo earlier this year and his teammates didn’t select him as a team captain...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release Disgruntled QB Josh Freeman

The Josh Freeman saga has come to a close in Tampa Bay this afternoon after multiple media outlets report the team has granted him his release. What does this mean for Freeman and his future? It means he now has options and the freedom of choice towards his attempt to rebuild his name in the NFL. What does this mean for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? It means there are still a lot of...

Bucs Looking to Suspend Josh Freeman Without Pay

It seems that someone out there really hates Josh Freeman because more damaging information keeps surfacing about the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting QB. CBS Sports has reported that the Bucs organization fined Freeman at least twice in the last month for conduct detrimental to the team. The fines were for giving an unauthorized interview to ESPN, which didn’t paint the Bucs...

Five Possible Destinations for Josh Freeman

It finally happened. On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways their 2009 first round choice, Josh Freeman. As the situation involving him and head coach Greg Schiano grew progressively uglier, especially with this week's big story involving Freeman's personal medical information being outed, there was no way Tampa would be big enough for both men.The 25-year-old...

Josh Freeman timeline -- how his Bucs career unraveled

A first-round pick in the 2009 draft, there were high expectations for Josh Freeman. And while he delivered a 4,000-yard season in 2012, Freeman did not get a contract extension in the offseason. And all indications pointed to this: Freeman had to play better, more consistently, for the Bucs in 2013. Clearly, he didn't. Here's a look back at the past month in our Freeman...

Buccaneers have fined Josh Freeman twice in last month

Add another layer to the ongoing feud between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Josh Freeman as SI has learned that Freeman has been fined twice by the club in the last month including once in the last week for conduct detrimental to the team. The infractions include missing at least one team meeting and participating in an unauthorized media interview. According to a source...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers release Josh Freeman

The writing has been on the wall for the past few weeks and on Wednesday, the Buccaneers made it official.  Quarterback Josh Freeman has been granted his release and is free to sign with any other team. Filed to ESPN: Bucs have released QB Josh Freeman. Bucs tried to trade him but couldn't.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2013 Freeman, the 17th overall pick in...

Greg Schiano sends message to fans

Greg Schiano just keeps making friends down in Tampa. On the same day that the head coach's very public feud with Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman finally came to a close with Freeman's release, Schiano ruffled even more feathers with some questionable comments at a breakfast for season ticket holders. The quotes were released by Bucs-centric blog Pewter Report, and...

Josh Freeman released by Tampa Bay Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finally given up on trying to trade Josh Freeman. Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times first reported on Thursday afternoon that the Bucs have officially released Freeman. According to’s Ian Rapoport, Tampa Bay called all 31 other NFL teams in an attempt to work out a trade before […]

Josh Freeman A Possible Reclamation Project In GB?

Talk about a free fall. A year ago quarterback Josh Freeman, seemingly, was on the verge of becoming the NFL's latest member among an entrenched group of starters. On the field he certainly looked the part by throwing for 4000-plus yards and 27 touchdown passes. Freeman's future, it seemed, looked very bright. But since the end of 2012 things...

Bucs release Josh Freeman

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released quarterback Josh Freeman on Thursday league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The team tried to trade the quarterback but wasn't able to find a taker. By releasing Freeman the Buccaneers are obligated to pay the quarterback all $6.2 million he was owed in remaining salary this season. Freeman who was drafted 17th overall by the Buccaneers...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2013 Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

Last week: 28 (-2) Record: 0-4 This Josh Freeman situation gets weirder and weirder every week. Multiple people in the know have referred to “off the field issues” with Freeman that they refuse to get into for personal reasons (it’s not drugs, he passed a numerous amount of tests since entering the NFL). His privacy should be respected, but whatever they are, I’m giving the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to clean house

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be embarrassed. Right now, they're at the center of the biggest off-field debacle in the NFL while sporting an 0-4 record on the field. Dating back to last November, they've now lost nine of their last 10 games. They're a mistake-prone mess in every respect. Only two teams have been penalized more often than them this season, and head coach...

Josh Freeman kept out of team meeting

Josh Freeman was kept out of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team meeting on Tuesday morning, but the reason for the absence is disputed. Jay Glazer reported on FOX Football Daily that the Bucs QB was told by the team not to go into a team meeting. Freeman apparently was told to wait in the trainer’s […]
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