The Indianapolis Colts have released quarterback Josh Freeman, the team announced.
Freeman was expected to serve as the back-up quarterback to Andrew Luck after the Colts let Matt Hasselbeck enter free agency.
Hasselbeck started eight games last season when Luck missed time with a lacerated kidney. When Hasselbeck went down with his own injuries at the end of the season, the Colts signed Freeman and Ryan Lindley.
Freeman appeared in just one game for the Colts last season, when he started the season finale against the Tennessee Titans. He finished the day 15 for 28 with 149 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Freeman has a 25–36 record in 61 starts since being drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.
- Christopher Chavez