Josh Freeman QB NYG Nov 23 '791 Comment
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.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Nov 15 '79
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.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Nov 12 '79
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.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Oct 12 '797 Comments
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.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Oct 08 '79
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.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Sep 22 '792 Comments
Coach Leslie Frazier would not commit to Josh Freeman playing in another game this season.
The Vikings gave Freeman a one-year, $3 million contract back in early October. Since then, he's appeared in one game -- the Monday Night Football disaster against the Giants. The Vikings are rolling with Matt Cassel as the starter and Christian Ponder as the backup. In related news, they'll be lighting $100 bills on fire in the streets later Thursday.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Aug 14 '791 Comment
The Vikings declared QB Josh Freeman, CB Chris Cook, S Jamarca Sanford, DT Fred Evans, G Jeff Baca, RB Matt Asiata, and TE Rhett Ellison inactive for Week 9 in Dallas.
Freeman has been cleared of his Week 7 concussion and is a healthy scratch. Matt Cassel will back up Christian Ponder. Cook has a hip injury, Evans is battling a knee issue, and Sanford has a balky groin.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Aug 14 '791 Comment
Josh Freeman will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's Week 9 game at Dallas.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Aug 11 '791 Comment
ESPN's Ed Werder is "expecting" the Vikings to turn back to Josh Freeman as their Week 9 starter against the Cowboys.
Werder didn't cite a source in his tweet, but he's not the type to throw stuff against the wall and hope it sticks. He's likely got inside info. Per Werder, the Vikings "want to evaluate Freeman" after signing him to a one-year, $3 million contract on October 6, and Christian Ponder unsurprisingly "did nothing" to run with the job in last Sunday night's loss to the Packers.
Josh Freeman QB NYG Aug 05 '79
Josh Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 8.
Christian Ponder gets his job back for Sunday's game against the Packers, and could keep it based on performance. Now 1-5 on the year, the Vikings are likely going to end up wasting the $3 million it cost to sign Freeman on October 6.