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By FOX SPORTS FLORIDA  |  Last updated 10/3/13
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 timeline: September 12 -- The little things are adding up for Josh Freeman. Missed meetings. Missed a team photo. The lack of a 'C' on his jersey. September 16 -- Josh Freeman insists he's a Buccaneer for the foreseeable future. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback denied a CBS Sports report that he would likely seek to be shopped before October's trade deadline. September 25 -- Bucs coach Greg Schiano makes the decision to bench Josh Freeman and start Mike Glennon against the Arizona Cardinals. Septemeber 29 -- Mike Glennon was thrust under center, only four days after Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano made a franchise-altering choice to bench Josh Freeman, and what began as a promising afternoon for the rookie ended in the Bucs' fourth consecutive loss. Before the game, Glennon was declared inactive by the Bucs. September 30 -- In a statement to FOX Sports, Freeman addressed reports he's in the NFL's substance-abuse program by saying he has a temporary use exemption to take Adderall for ADHD and entered the program voluntarily. October 1 -- Fox Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez reports that the Bucs are trying to move Josh Freeman, but that there is very little interest. October 3 -- Josh Freeman is cut by the Bucs, ending his run with the team that drafted him with the 17th overall pick in 2009. He was reportedly fined more than 35,000 by the Bucs for conducting a national TV interview and missing meetings.
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