Former 1st-round pick Josh Freeman signs with Miami Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Quarterback Josh Freeman has signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins after sitting out last season.

The 2009 first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a difficult challenge unseating Matt Moore as the backup to Ryan Tannehill.

Freeman has 60 career starts. He threw for 27 touchdowns and 4,065 yards with the Bucs in 2012, but he was released during the 2013 season.

He has since been with the Vikings and Giants.

Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey was with the Bucs when they drafted Freeman, who signed with the Dolphins on Thursday.

Miami last month re-signed Moore, who has been with the team since 2011.


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