Josh Freeman Released by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIOctober 3, 2013

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released quarterback Josh Freeman on Thursday, bringing closure to a rift between the organization and its fallen franchise signal-caller.

Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the news, as Freeman had the final year of his rookie contract cut short:

Filed to ESPN: Bucs have released QB Josh Freeman. Bucs tried to trade him but couldn't.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2013

The team later confirmed the move, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times:

BREAKING: GM Mark Dominik confirmed today that Freeman is being released.

— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 3, 2013