Dec 8, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) warms up before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants release QB Josh Freeman; Awarded Rogers Gaines off waivers from Bears

The New York Giants made one of the riskier moves of the offseason when they brought in embattled quarterback Josh Freeman. On Friday, they decided that the experiment wasn’t working out as planned and they released the former Buccaneers and Vikings signal-caller.

Despite the reported troubles surrounding the Kansas State product, the Giants brought Freeman in to compete with Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter for the back up job to Eli Manning.

With the release of Freeman not even a week into OTAs, that left a roster spot open on the team, an opening that they filled immediately as they were awarded offensive lineman Rogers Gaines off waivers from the Chicago Bears.

After joining the Baltimore Ravens in 2013 as an undrafted free agent, he was waived by the team prior to the season beginning after playing in four preseason games. Following that release, Gaines then joined the Bears where he spent the season as a member of the practice squad.

But as for the initial release of Freeman, now we can once again begin the speculation as to where the once highly thought of quarterback may end up. This early in camps, there are still a lot of teams out there that can use the depth at the quarterback position.


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