Josh Freeman still liked by Oakland Raiders' Greg Olson


While breaking down where Josh Freeman might land after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, our Chris Wesseling put the Oakland Raiders at the top of the list, pointing to offensive coordinator Greg Olson's familiarity with the quarterback.

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On Thursday, Olson, who was offensive coordinator when the Bucs drafted Freeman, called the quarterback a "great player" and said he felt bad about how things ended with the Buccaneers.

"You know, I've always been a fan of Josh's," Olson said, per "I have a lot of respect for him, as a person and a player, and it's unfortunate to me to watch what happened in Tampa ... really over the last couple of years."

Freeman's best seasons came with Olson as the play caller. With question marks behind starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor -- Matt Flynn was demoted to third-string this week -- a reunion in the Black Hole makes sense for both sides.

In the end, the decision will be general manager Reggie McKenzie's, along with coach Dennis Allen.

Allen was noncommittal when asked Thursday if he's interested in Freeman.

"I don't know," Allen said softly, according to ESPN.

Despite the bitter breakup in Tampa, with the injuries in Thursday night's game and others that could occur in the coming weeks, Freeman won't be on the street long.

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