On Thursday, just eight days after the veteran quarterback was replaced by rookie Mike Glennon, the Buccaneers confirmed Freeman’s dismissal via a statement from general manager Mark Donmink.
“We made the decision today to release Josh Freeman,” Donmink wrote. “We appreciate his efforts over the past five seasons, but we felt this was in the best interests of both Josh and the Buccaneers.”
This decision has come after several failed attempts to trade Freeman. He is now eligible to be claimed off the waiver wire, though in that scenario another team would have to pick up the balance of Freeman’s $8 million-plus salary.
At this time no team has expressed any interest in the 25-year-old quarterback.