The Miami Dolphins have released quarterback Josh Freeman, the team announced via Twitter today. Freeman originally joined the Dolphins in April as a free agent. He last played in the NFL in 2013 as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
Freeman was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the seventeenth overall pick in the 2009 Draft. After a rough rookie season, with the Buccaneers winning just three times in Freeman's nine starts and throwing 18 interceptions to just 10 touchdowns, things appeared to click for the Kansas State product in 2010. He threw for 3,451 yards with 25 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions, leading Tampa Bay to a 10-6 record. The stats stayed high each of the next two seasons, throwing for 3,592 yards and 4,065 yards in 2011 and 2012 respectively, but the touchdown to interceptions ratio fell to 43 to 39 over that span and he was traded three games into the 2013 season, landing in Minnesota. He was then handed the starting job for the Vikings just days after arriving, going 20-for-53 for just 190 yards and an interception in a game in which he clearly did not know the Minnesota offense.
He has not played in an NFL game since.
Offseason workout reports indicated Freeman looked solid as he attempted to come back to the league, however the team has decided to move on without him.