Bucs release Josh Freeman

Updated: October 3, 2013, 6:55 PM ET
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released quarterback Josh Freeman on Thursday, the team announced.

The Buccaneers tried to trade the recently demoted starter but were unable to find a taker. The team expects that Freeman will claim his right to his full remaining salary of $6.2 million and be free to sign with any other team in the league, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.

Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik contacted all 31 other teams in an attempt to trade Freeman, ...

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