The Bucs released backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky on Thursday.
There’s no backup in place for Freeman at the moment. That tells me the Bucs must already have a plan in mind. There was no financial need to cut Orlovsky right now because they have plenty of salary-cap room.
The Bucs either have their eye on some other veteran or they plan on drafting a quarterback fairly early. Orlovsky never was going to be more than a backup, but you don’t release him unless you’re sure you can get someone better.