Quarterback Josh Freeman will not have to give up on his NFL dreams just yet as he has signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.
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He will not be a starter unless Ryan Tannehill suffers some sort of significant injury that puts the Dolphins in emergency mode.
Freeman has had a far fall from grace since being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round with the 17th overall pick in 2009.
After a solid 2010 season with 25 touchdown passes and only six interceptions while the Buccaneers finished 10-6, Freeman’s wheels fell off as he was eventually released and picked up by the Minnesota Vikings.
His stint with the Vikings was unsuccessful, and he was unable to make the New York Giants’ roster last season after receiving a tryout.
There is no guarantee that he will make the Dolphins’ roster either since they have already re-signed their current backup, Matt Moore, and carrying three quarterbacks on an NFL roster is not always done.
The Dolphins look like they will have a reliable backup going forward though, regardless of who wins the No. 2 job.
Dolphins have signed QB Josh Freeman to a 1-year deal
— NFL Access (@NFL_Access) April 2, 2015