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Josh Freeman interested in Minnesota Vikings return

Josh Freeman threw 53 passes in his one game as a starter for the Minnesota Vikings and hasn't been seen on the field since. As he enters free agency, the quarterback said he wouldn't mind giving Minnesota another shot.

"I definitely have interest in coming back, for sure," Freeman said, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "It's a great organization, a great team."

Freeman's season has been one of the more bizarre NFL stories.

After a tumultuous start to his season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Freeman was waived Oct. 7. He signed a one-year contract with the Vikings that paid him $2 million, per the Pioneer Press. Freeman then started against the New York Giants on Oct. 21. He went 20-of-53 passing and suffered a concussion.

He's been on the sideline since that game.

Freeman said he's been told why he's been shelved, but he wouldn't divulge the reason.

"It's a conversation between me and the coaches," Freeman said.

Whether the 25-year-old will remain in Minnesota likely depends on if coach Leslie Frazier and the rest of his staff are retained. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this month chances were "grim" Frazier would return. Rapoport said general manager Rick Spielman would return.

It will be an interesting offseason in Minnesota and Freeman's future is just a small portion of the fun.

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