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Updated: April 16th, 2014 1:21pm
In a seemingly ironic twist, Josh Freeman signs with NY Giants

In a seemingly ironic twist, Josh Freeman signs with NY Giants

by Derek Wetmore
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Josh Freeman is now a member of the New York Giants, his agent confirmed Wednesday on Twitter.

That tweet would have read as parody several months ago.

On the surface, this seems astounding, given the level of incompetence he displayed at the Medowlands on Monday Night Football last season. 

Freeman, if you had forgotten, completed just 20 of his 53 pass attempts, including an absurd number of overthrows. It's highly questionable why the coaching staff even let him play in that game. After all, he had practiced just four times with the Vikings since signing as a midseason free agent.

The Vikings scooped him up after a very public falling out with former Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. Then they deployed Freeman against the 0-6 Giants, watched him crumble and then never played him again.

As ESPN.com's Ben Goessling points out, clearly the Giants have done more homework on Freeman than that mid-October game. Still, it's a bizarre twist in the Josh Freeman saga.

Drafted 17th overall by Tampa Bay in the 2009 draft, Freeman has a 57.6 percent career completion rate in five seasons (1,164-of-2,020). He has appeared in 61 games, throwing 80 touchdowns and 67 interceptions.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Freeman agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants.


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What do you think of the signing, Vikings fans? Will we one day look at Freeman as the one that got away?

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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