Posted October 09, 2013 on min.scout.com
The San Francisco 49ers were one of the teams reportedly interested in Josh Freeman last week when he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Instead, they settled for former Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, whom the Vikings waived Tuesday to make room for Freeman on their 53-man roster. Plus, a former Viking was promoted, injury updates and more.
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