Buccaneers release Josh Freeman

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released fifth-year quarterback Josh Freeman on Thursday.

General manager Mark Dominik released the following statement:

We made the decision today to release Josh Freeman. We appreciate his efforts over the past five seasons, but we felt this was in the best interests of both Josh and the Buccaneers.”

Freeman was drafted by the Buccaneers in 2009 and played in 60 games with 59 stars for the team.  He was replaced by Mike Glennon prior to the fourth game of the season.

The Buccaneers tried to trade Freeman but were unable to find a taker.  Freeman is still owed $6.2 million.

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