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Report: Josh Freeman to work out for New York Giants

The New York Giants got an up-close-and-personal look at Josh Freeman's one abominable Week 7 start with the Minnesota Vikings in 2013.

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They'd like a longer look this offseason.

The once-franchise quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will work out for the Giants next week, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman reported Friday, citing a source.

Josh Freeman worked out with the Chicago Bears on Monday.

The Giants could be doing prep work in case they need an extra arm during offseason workouts following quarterback Eli Manning's ankle surgery Thursday. While Eli said he expects to be running in six weeks (prior to organized team activities), that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be able to practice.

The Giants' current backups are fifth-year pro Curtis Painter and second-year signal-caller Ryan Nassib.

Freeman's career careened off a cliff last season after he was demoted, then released by the Buccaneers' previous regime. The quarterback signed with the Vikings and played one game shortly thereafter. It was a disastrous 20-of-53 passing, one interception Monday night for Freeman against the Giants.

The 26-year-old was on the come up before his swift crash last season. He has the physical tools to succeed if he is put in the right situation with the proper coaches.

UPDATE: The New York Daily News reported that Freeman might not be the only veteran signal caller the Giants work out. The team has also reached out to quarterback Matt Flynn.

In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys continue the offseason Roster Reset series by breaking down the NFC West and AFC South.

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