It has been a hectic in Davie, Florida today, as the Miami Dolphins have been releasing players throughout the day. The team started the day with 75 players on the roster and are working their way to the regular season roster limit of 53 players. Another domino has fallen among the roster moves today:
Josh Freeman released by Dolphins. Good dude. Hope he catches on somewhere.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 4, 2015
Freeman joined the Dolphins as a free agent this offseason, hoping to re-start a once promising career that quickly derailed. He had moments of looking like the quarterback that was once a first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they were never consistent, and there were way too many instances of Freeman making poor choices or simply making bad throws. His last two possessions with Miami, to include his last play, ended with interceptions as the Dolphins were threatening to score a touchdown that could have won them the fourth Preseason game of the year.
In five regular seasons in the NFL, Freeman has completed 1,164 passes for 13,724 yards with 80 touchdowns and 67 interceptions. He last made an appearance in a game that mattered in 2013 with the Minnesota Vikings, who threw him into the starting lineup just days after acquiring him in a trade from the Buccaneers. He clearly had no understanding of the VIkings' offense, and, after the game, he was not seen for the rest of the year.
Miami has until 4pm ET on Saturday to reach the 53-man roster limit.