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Updated: October 3rd, 2013 1:45pm
Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers release quarterback Josh Freeman

Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers release quarterback Josh Freeman

by Derek Wetmore
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released quarterback Josh Freeman, according to NFL reporter Adam Schefter.

Since Freeman was a vested veteran, he will not have to clear waivers. Tampa will pay him the remainder of his contract in exchange for wiping him from the roster, according to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport. It allows both sides simply to be rid of each other.

It's not a surprising end to a dramatic rift between a new head coach and incumbent quarterback.

Now, fans of teams with a subpar quarterback will wait to see if their team pounces on the free agent.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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