Josh Freeman to join Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings agree a deal to sign former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman on a one-year contract.

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed a deal to sign former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman on a one-year contract.

Freeman, who was a first-round Draft pick in 2009, was released by the Buccaneers last week, having lost his starting spot to rookie Mike Glennon after a poor start to the season.

A number of teams, including the Buffalo Bills and the Oakland Raiders, were rumoured to be interested in the 25-year-old, but the Vikings have chosen to add him to their roster that already includes Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and McLeod Bethel-Thompson at quarterback.

"I think Josh Freeman is a good player. We just have to figure out where things went wrong in Tampa Bay so we can help him. He is too young not to progress," a Vikings source told ESPN.

Freeman had his best season in terms of yards and touchdowns thrown last year, but his completion rate was the lowest it had been since his rookie season.

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Head Coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings looks on while his team warms up during pre-game warm ups prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on August 25, 2013
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