Josh Freeman
American football player
Josh Freeman
Joshua Tyler "Josh" Freeman is the starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was selected 17th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.
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Massachusetts man founds political Pizza Party
Yahoo News - 5 months
BOSTON (AP) — Josh Freeman is searching for his slice of the Massachusetts electorate.
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Indianapolis Colts Release QB Josh Freeman
NYTimes - 12 months
Now the Indianapolis Colts are in the market for a backup quarterback.
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Rick Snyder's Misleading Claim About Who Changed Flint's Water
Huffington Post - about 1 year
At his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) accepted blame for the water crisis in Flint and offered an explanation for how it started.  "This crisis began in the spring of 2013, when the Flint City Council voted 7-1 to buy water from the Karegnondi Water Authority," he said. It's simpler than that: Snyder's government gave Flint bad water treatment advice, and the city got bad water. And it's also more complicated: City officials did play a role, but Snyder's version of events oversells it. "The governor's been trying to use that line -- that action that was taken by the city council -- to remove himself from this problem," former Flint City Council member Josh Freeman told "So That Happened," the HuffPost Politics podcast. As for the decision to join the KWA, it was made even before Flint's elected leaders voted -- by the emergency manager Snyder had appointed to run Flint's affairs because the city was broke. The manager ...
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Indy chooses Josh Freeman as starting quarterback vs. Titans
Fox News - about 1 year
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis will have Josh Freeman as its starting quarterback Sunday against Tennessee.
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Josh Freeman Eager to Make Most of New Chance With Colts
NYTimes - about 1 year
Josh Freeman spent his first two pro seasons showcasing his franchise quarterback skills.
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Flint Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Over Water Problems
Huffington Post - about 1 year
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint's mayor has declared a state of emergency due to problems with the city's water system caused by using water from the Flint River, saying the city needs more federal help. Karen Weaver announced the declaration Monday night and said the move intends to help raise awareness of continuing problems. She said damage to children caused by lead exposure is irreversible and that the city will need to spend more on special education and mental health services as a result. "I am requesting that all things be done necessary to address this state of emergency declaration, effective immediately," Weaver told City Council. Exposure to lead can cause behavior problems and learning disabilities in young children. Genesee County earlier declared a public health emergency. Officials have told Flint residents not to drink unfiltered tap water. Flint switched from Detroit's water system last year to Flint River water in a cost-cutting move while under state emer ...
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Zimmerman’s ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ starts Friday
Hometown Source - almost 2 years
White Witch (Lee Muellenbach) and her whip-carrying servant (Jessica Hodge) are the scourge of Narnia. (Photos by Bruce Strand)   by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Zimmerman actors brings to life the magical land of Narnia, presenting “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play opened Friday night. Heather Nagengast is the White Stag. “This is a great family show,” said Jon Palshewski, director, about the C.S. Lewis tale of four English children who find themselves in Narnia, challenged to save that world from the evil White Witch, while assisted by the lion, Aslan, and Narnian friends. “It has the theme of good conquering evil and the redemptive power of love for someone who has done wrong. It has great action, memorable characters, and an inspirational theme.” Lee Muellenbach plays the cruel, marauding White Witch, dueling Joey Garo’s low-key but brave Aslan. The children are played by Cheradin Ralph, Parker Sturlaugson, Maddy ...
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Tim Tebow Doesn't Suffer From An Anti-Christian Bias
Huffington Post Sports - almost 2 years
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Tim Tebow to a one-year contract. Predictably the sports world picked up the story and ran with it, eliciting responses from supporters and those who doubt Tebow will succeed. Some conservatives who wear their faith on their sleeve think any criticism of Tebow reflects an anti-Christian bias. They think it is anti-religious bigotry, fomented by atheist haters. It fits with the new narrative of religious persecution that some are willing to peddle. If that's the case, then the NFL wouldn't be very popular, because there are so many players who are deeply religious and let everyone know about it. The Seattle Seahawks aren't cutting Russell Wilson, the quarterback who cited divine intervention as the reason why his team slipped past the Green Bay Packers and into the Super Bowl. Instead, they're poised to throw a lot more money at him. Over and over again, players "thank the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior" before answering a single interview ...
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Freeman well-rested as he mounts comeback with Dolphins
USA Today - almost 2 years
Quarterback Josh Freeman says he's well-rested as he mounts career comeback with Dolphins           
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Top 10 NFL Dead Money Deals Include Darrelle Revis, Carson Palmer, Richard Seymour
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
By Joel Corry, National Football Post A salary cap charge for a player who is no longer on a team’s roster is commonly referred to as dead money. It is a result of signing bonuses, option bonuses and certain roster bonuses being prorated or spread out evenly over the life of a contract (for a maximum of five years) under the salary cap. When a player is released or traded, the remaining amounts of proration in a contract accelerate into his team’s current salary cap. For example, if a player signs a five-year contract with a $10 million signing bonus, $2 million of his signing bonus counts towards the salary cap for each year of his contract. If he is released after the second year of his contract, the $4 million of signing bonus proration from the last two years of the contract automatically accelerates into the club’s current cap, which results in $6 million of dead money. There are two major exceptions to this general rule. Only the current year’s proration counts towards the c ...
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Jaguars, Buccaneers Halfway To NFL History As Only Winless Teams
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Jacksonville and Tampa Bay are halfway to history — and not the kind anyone wants to celebrate, chronicle or recall. Winless through eight games, the Jaguars and Buccaneers could join the 2008 Detroit Lions (0-16) and the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-14) as the only winless teams in NFL history. It's not a spot either Florida franchise thought it would be in when the season began two months ago. The Bucs finished 7-9 in 2012, and despite losing five of their final six games, were widely expected to show improvement in coach Greg Schiano's second year. They spent more than $130 million on cornerback Darrelle Revis and safety Dashon Goldson. The Jags were coming off the worst season in the franchise's 18 years, a 2-14 debacle the led to the firing of general manager Gene Smith and coach Mike Mularkey. Under new GM Dave Caldwell and first-year coach Gus Bradley, it was a clear rebuilding project in Jacksonville. Nonetheless, the Jaguars figured things couldn't possibly get any wor ...
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Dolphins Top Bengals On Safety 22-20: Cameron Wake Delivers OT Win With Sack Of Andy Dalton (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Wake described it as a movie moment. If so, it would have to be classified as a drama. Third down, getting late in overtime, and the Miami Dolphins had the Cincinnati Bengals pinned deep in their side of the field. And in the final scene of the night, Wake stole the show. Somehow unblocked and unnoticed, Wake sacked Cincinnati's Andy Dalton for a safety with 6:38 left in overtime, giving the Dolphins a wild 22-20 win over the Bengals and getting Miami to .500 at the midpoint of its season. "We don't get too many opportunities to do things like that," Wake said. You think? It was just the third time in NFL history that an overtime game ended on a safety, and it came from a Pro Bowl end who had 2½ sacks in Week 1 and pretty much spent most of the next two months fighting his way through an injury. But he finished with three sacks on Thursday night, the fourth time in his career that he had that many in a game. Dal ...
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NFL Week 9 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The NFL Week 9 Picks will put us over the hump on the 2013 football season. So, we have eight more regular season Sundays to win our office pool. One thing I have learned is that the Seattle Seahawks have an alarmingly bad habit of winning, but not covering the spread. I want to be a Russell Wilson fan; I really do. The Seattle QB is a fellow Virginian and short person, not to mention amazingly talented and generally cool. But he's killing me! Week 8 chart-topper: Calvin Johnson's 329-yard receiving game was nothing short of historically great TV. That it was short of Willie Lee "Flipper" Anderson's 1989 336-yard record makes one wonder how incredibly good Anderson must have been to amass that many yards when DB's were actually allowed to defend a pass. Not to mention the fact that it was Jim Everett and not Matthew Stafford under center for the 1989 Rams. No offense meant to Mr. Everett but, you know... Week 8 trivia: Quick, what's the name of the Packers' punter? It's Tim Masthay. ...
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QB Josh Freeman wants another crack as Vikings' starter
USA Today - over 3 years
Quarterback has been cleared after Week 7 concussion and wants to help team end three-game skid.
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Tom Brady, Cam Newton & More: Who Is The Sexiest Quarterback?
Hollywood Life - over 3 years
For those who don’t care what the final scores are in the NFL on Oct. 27, and who don’t play fantasy football, we’ve put together a competition that you CAN get into. Namely, which starting QB is the league’s hottest? If you get bored watching the Green Bay Packers stomp on their opponents (or in the case of the New York Giants, lose horribly), then you’ve come to the right place, because we’re talking about what really matters — sexy guys. Join us as we examine the sexiest play-callers in the NFL, and help us determine who has the best look. Hottest Quarterbacks In The NFL: The Veterans Though these guys are approaching or are in their thirties, they’re still in great shape. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re the best QBs in the game. Tom Brady He didn’t lock down Gisele Bundchen with just a pretty smile. This guy’s got it all, including a bevy of hairstyles. Tony Romo Remember when he went to Cabo with Jessica Simpson in 2008? Yeah, that was just so he could show off hi ...
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Harrison thinks Freeman faking injury
Fox News - over 3 years
Josh Freeman will be out against the Packers on Sunday,...
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Ponder Will Start for Vikings Against Packers
NYTimes - over 3 years
Christian Ponder will start at quarterback for Minnesota against Green Bay on Sunday night, while Josh Freeman will be inactive after being cleared to practice.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Freeman
  • 2016
    Age 28
    He was released on March 7, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details His father, Ron, was inducted into the Pittsburg State University Athletics Hall of Fame and also played in the United States Football League with the Pittsburgh Maulers and Orlando Renegades. Freeman's brother, Caleb, was recruited to Missouri to play linebacker in 2008.
    He started the final game of the season against the Tennessee Titans on January 3, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Freeman split time with fellow recent signee Ryan Lindley and went 15/28 for 149 yards, one touchdown and one interception, as well as 8 rushes for 24 yards.
  • 2015
    Age 27
    On December 29, 2015, Freeman signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
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    On September 22, 2015, Freeman signed to play with the Brooklyn Bolts in the FXFL.
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    He was released by the Dolphins on September 4, 2015.
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    On April 2, 2015, Freeman signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins On July 24, 2015, Freeman was released, but re-signed with the team four days later.
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  • 2014
    Age 26
    On May 30, 2014, Freeman was released by the Giants.
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    The deal was not officially signed until April 21, 2014, when Freeman attended the Quest Diagnostics Training Center to sign the contract and participate.
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    On April 16, 2014, Freeman was rumored to have signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants.
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  • 2013
    Age 25
    On October 16, 2013, he had been named starting quarterback for the week 7 game against the New York Giants and for all future games.
    More Details Hide Details However, his start for the Vikings did not go very well; Freeman completed only 20 of 53 passes and threw for only 190 yards and an interception. The Vikings ended up losing to the Giants 23-7, their only score being a punt return by Marcus Sherels. He was originally planned to start against the Green Bay Packers. However, he was having concussion-like symptoms during and following the game against the Giants and was therefore benched in favor of Ponder. Freeman would finish the rest of the season as the third-string quarterback behind Ponder and Cassel.
    On October 6, 2013, Freeman signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
    More Details Hide Details He would begin to compete for the starting job with incumbent Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel. He changed his number to 12 after swapping with punter Jeff Locke, as Freeman had worn the number in high school.
    He was released by the team on October 3, 2013 after the team tried unsuccessfully to trade him.
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  • 2011
    Age 23
    Freeman steadily improved, throwing 11 more touchdowns, 5 fewer interceptions, and 500 more passing yards compared to the 2011-2012 season.
    More Details Hide Details The Buccaneers started the 2013 season with a surprising 18-17 loss to the New York Jets after leading 14-5 at the half. Freeman completed 15 of 31 passes (48.4%) and threw for 1 touchdown and 1 interception. After a poor performance in a week 3 loss to the New England Patriots, Freeman was benched in favor of rookie quarterback Mike Glennon. The Buccaneers began the season with a disappointing 0-3 record, and Freeman was completing 46% of his passes with a near league bottom 59.3 rating (30th). Trouble was already brewing coming into this season. Freeman missed the team photo and his teammates didn't select him as a team captain for the first time since his rookie campaign.
    Freeman participated in 15 out of the 16 games in the 2011-2012 season.
    More Details Hide Details However, this season would prove to be very disappointing for him compared to the 2010-2011 season. He only threw 16 touchdowns with 22 interceptions, and a 74.6 quarterback rating. The Bucs finished 4-12, losing the final 10 games of the season. After the 2011 season, head coach Raheem Morris was fired and replaced by former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano. The Bucs also added new weapons for Freeman, signing former Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark, Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson, and upgrading the offensive line with All-Pro left guard Carl Nicks.
    He was also named as an alternate for the 2011 Pro Bowl.
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    On January 1, 2011 Freeman completed 21 of 26 pass attempts for 255 yards and 2 touchdowns against the playoff-bound New Orleans Saints.
    More Details Hide Details Both performances won him the FedEx Air Player of the Week. He was awarded NFC Player Of The Week on Week 5 and 17. He led the team to a winning record of 10–6, barely missing the playoffs.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    On December 26, 2010, Freeman completed 21 of 26 pass attempts for 227 yards and 5 touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks, matching a franchise record for touchdowns in a game.
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    Josh Freeman began the 2010 season as the starting quarterback.
    More Details Hide Details He started all 16 games of the season, the first Buccaneer quarterback to do so since Brad Johnson in 2003.
  • 2009
    Age 21
    On December 27, 2009 he led his Buccaneers to a 20–17 overtime win over the 13–1 New Orleans Saints preventing them from clinching the 1st seed in the playoffs for 1 more week.
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    On November 8, 2009, Freeman started his first professional game at home against the Green Bay Packers.
    More Details Hide Details The Buccaneers won, ending an 11-game losing streak. He completed 14 out of 31 passes for 205 yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and 1 INT, including a fourth down touchdown pass to rookie Sammie Stroughter to take the lead, 31–28 late in the game. Freeman became the youngest quarterback in Bucs history to start and win his first game.
    Freeman was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round (17th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He entered the draft with one year of college eligibility left. The Bucs later agreed to terms with Freeman on a five-year, $26 million contract, with another possible $10 million in incentives and bonuses.
  • 2008
    Age 20
    In 2008, Freeman was 224 of 382 passing for 2,945 yards and 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season for a passer rating of 132.9.
    More Details Hide Details The 14 rushing touchdowns were the fourth-most in a single season by a Wildcat quarterback. In his three-year collegiate career, Freeman completed 680 passes for 8,078 yards and 44 touchdowns and 34 interceptions in 35 career games. He accumulated a school-record 8,427 total yards and joined Ell Roberson as the only quarterbacks in Kansas State history to score at least 60 touchdowns. Source:
  • 2007
    Age 19
    In 2007, he set new single-season school records for pass attempts, completions and yards after throwing for 3,353 yards and 18 touchdowns on 316-of-499 passing.
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  • 2006
    Age 18
    As a freshman in 2006, Freeman appeared in 11 of 13 games that season, including starts in the final eight contests of 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He took over at quarterback during the second half at Baylor and directed the Kansas State offense the rest of the season. He passed for a Kansas State freshman record 1,780 yards on 140-of-270 passing (52%). He became the first true freshman to start a game at Kansas State since 1976. Additionally, he had consecutive 250+ yard passing games against Colorado and Texas, marking the first time a Kansas State quarterback had done so since Michael Bishop in 1998. He attempted a Kansas State freshman-record 47 passes against Nebraska, completing 23 for 272 yards. He earned his first career start against Oklahoma State and led the Wildcats to a comeback win. He finished the game 10-for-15 passing for 177 yards and ran for a game-winning 21-yard touchdown with 1:11 to go in the game.
  • 2005
    Age 17
    Freeman was selected to the Kansas City Star All-Metro team and was the 2005 Thomas A. Simone Award winner as the top player in the Kansas City metro area.
    More Details Hide Details Despite being a highly recruited quarterback prospect, one major program wanted the 6' 5" 225 lb Freeman as a tight end, which his African-American father saw as a racial slight. Freeman said he "didn't see it the same way" at the time, as the school already had a QB recruit from his class. Nevertheless, Freeman was not interested, as his longtime goal was to become an NFL quarterback. He originally committed to Nebraska to play for former head coach Bill Callahan, but Kansas State head coach Ron Prince, convinced Freeman to enroll there instead.
    He also completed 151-of-286 passes (53%) for 2,622 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He also earned first team Class 4 all-state honors from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.
  • 1988
    Age 0
    Born on January 13, 1988.
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