Former NFL QB Josh Freeman signs with FXFL team
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Freeman has signed to play with the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League, the league announced Tuesday.
Freeman was released by the Miami Dolphins after struggling in preseason play, throwing two interceptions in their finale against the Buccaneers. The team brought him in during the offseason to challenge backup Matt Moore.
Freeman hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL since playing for the Minnesota Vikings in 2013. He has thrown for 13,724 yards and 80 touchdowns in 61 career games, 59 of those with the Buccaneers.
He was taken by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
The FXFL will begin play in its second season next month. Last year, it paid players about $1,000 per week.