The Miami Dolphins had a busy Thursday, signing free agent linebacker Spencer Paysinger and quarterback Josh Freeman. The Dolphins have confirmed the Paysinger signing, while Mike Freeman from Bleacher Report has indicated the team signed Josh Freeman to a one-year deal. Several of the Dolphins beat writers have stated that the Dolphins are "close" to signing Freeman.
Paysinger is primarily a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor. In four seasons with the New York Giants, he appeared in 62 games, starting 14, and recording 114 tackles. He also has one pass defensed, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, and one sack in his career. He has played both middle linebacker and weak-side linebacker.
Freeman had a brief offseason stint with the New York Giants in 2014, but was not on a team's roster during the season. He last played for the Minnesota Vikings, signing three days after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2013 season. A 2009 first-round pick by the Buccaneers, Freeman appeared in 60 games, with 59 starts, for Tampa Bay, recording a 24-36 record with 13,534 passing yards on a 58.2-percent completion rate. He threw for 80 touchdowns with Tampa Bay, with 66 interceptions. He has a 77.8 career passer rating.
Financial terms for either deal have not been released, but both appear to be one-year contracts.