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A source tells ESPN's Adam Caplan that the Giants should complete a deal with QB Josh Freeman over the next day or so.
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Free agent Josh Freeman will work out for the Giants next week.
Freeman visited the Bears on Monday and is starting to get some play now that he's easily the top option remaining on the quarterback free-agent market. The Giants drafted Ryan Nassib in the fourth round last April and reportedly want to give him every opportunity to earn the No. 2 job behind Eli Manning. Freeman's addition would throw a wrench into those plans.
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Free agent Josh Freeman visited the Bears on Monday.
It's Freeman's first-known visit of free agency. Although the Bears have Jay Cutler locked up as their franchise quarterback, it would be an ideal landing spot for Freeman. He'd get to work with quarterback-whisperer Marc Trestman, and have a good shot at making starts behind an injury-prone Cutler. It's surprising that it's taken Freeman this long to make a visit, but speaks to how worrisome his play was last season.
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NFL.com's Gil Brandt says he isn't sure if free agent Josh Freeman "has the desire to get better."
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NFL.com's Albert Breer confirms the Raiders are "looking at" free agent Josh Freeman.
The Raiders would prefer to sign Matt Schaub if he's released, but Freeman, free agent Mike Vick, and Mark Sanchez are also on their list. Freeman played under OC Greg Olson for three seasons in Tampa and could be a fit based on his knowledge of the system. Coming off his disastrous 2013, Freeman has yet to draw any other interest on the open market.
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CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair predicts free agent Josh Freeman will be the Raiders' starting quarterback in Week 1.
Bair notes that the Raiders were "really interested in (Freeman) during the season." Regardless of how anyone feels about Freeman, this is one of the most logical fits in 2014 free agency. Raiders OC Greg Olson was Freeman's offensive coordinator and position coach for his first three NFL seasons, and Olson needs a quarterback. Oakland could conceivably sign Freeman and use the No. 5 overall pick on Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, or Johnny Manziel.
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ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling doesn't expect the team to re-sign free agent Josh Freeman.
As Goessling points out, Freeman's arm strength could appeal to new OC Norv Turner, but considering the same front office that signed Freeman last season is still in place, it's highly unlikely they'd want to bring him back. Freeman will probably have to settle for a one- or two-year deal with some incentives this offseason. He should be able to find a team that will allow him to compete for the starting job. Oakland has already been mentioned as a possibility.
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ESPN Raiders blogger Paul Gutierrez expects the team to show interest in free agent Josh Freeman this offseason.
Freeman was linked to the Raiders before he signed with Minnesota during the season, so it's possible they still have interest despite his disastrous finish to 2013. He has experience in OC Greg Olson's offense from their time together in Tampa and shouldn't command much guaranteed money. Gutierrez also believes Oakland could be a landing spot for Mark Sanchez when he's released by the Jets this offseason.
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Citing four sources, USA Today reports Josh Freeman was late for "numerous meetings" during his three months with the Vikings, and was "often among the last players to the facility."
Numerous players also told USA Today's Tom Pelissero that they were dumbfounded Freeman got the Week 7 start against the Giants because he had no clue how to run OC Bill Musgrave's offense. Freeman proceeded to turn in arguably the single worst quarterback performance of 2013, and coach Leslie Frazier never turned back to him. Freeman is now headed to free agency.
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Josh Freeman insisted on Friday he would consider re-signing with the Vikings next season.
"I definitely have interest in coming back, for sure," Freeman said. "It's a great organization, a great team." It's unlikely the Vikings would have any interest in bringing Freeman back with both Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder still under contract next season. He's been a weekly inactive since struggling in a Monday night loss to the Giants back in Week 7, but hasn't ruled out re-signing to compete for the starting job in 2014.