Tampa Bay Buccaneers Release QB Josh Freeman, Bucs GM Makes Statement

Sep 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws the ball during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After a long battle between the Buccaneers organization and QB Josh Freeman, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially released the troubled quarterback.

According to the Buccaneers’ official web siteBuccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik  released the following statement about Freeman and his time in Tampa Bay.

“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.”

After the Buccaneers went 0-3 in the first three games of the season, the Buccaneers elected to bench the troubled quarterback and put in their backup quarterback Mike Glennon.

Since then, the Buccaneers’ troubles haven’t gotten better. The Buccaneers fell 13-10 to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, putting them at 0-4 for the season.

Since the trouble started brewing between the Buccaneers organization and Josh Freeman, there have been a rush of negative media reports from both sides, each pointing the finger at one another.

Most recently, Josh Freeman accused the organization of releasing his personal medical information to the media. Something the organization vehemently denies.

Freeman has spent 5 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In that time he has 1,144 completions on 1,967 attempts with a completion rating of 58.2 percent.

It will be interesting to see what the Buccaneer organization does next.

One thing if for sure, this is certainly not the last we have heard of this brewing situation.

Topics: Josh Freeman, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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