Thursday, October 3, 2013
Josh Freeman not an option for Jaguars
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Don't expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to make a run at newly released quarterback Josh Freeman. A source close to the team said the Jaguars' interest level in Freeman is "very little to none."
Tampa Bay released Freeman on Thursday afternoon after trying and failing to find a team willing to trade for the 17th overall pick in the 2009 draft. Bucs coach Greg Schiano benched Freeman for rookie Mike Glennon in the days before the Bucs' 13-10 loss to Arizona last Sunday.
The rocky relationship between Freeman and Schiano surfaced publicly over the last few weeks. SI.com reported that Freeman was fined twice in the last month for conduct detrimental to the team. Schiano revealed that Freeman had overslept and missed the team photo. Schiano also denied reports that he rigged voting to keep Freeman from being selected as a team captain, which he had been the previous three seasons.