The Miami Dolphins on Friday released the veteran quarterback who was fighting for one more shot at an NFL career, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
The former first-round pick of the Bucs tossed a pair of picks against his old team in Miami's 22-17 preseason loss to the Tampa Bay.
Already facing an uphill climb to make the team, Freeman lost his bid to dent a depth chart topped by Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore. If the 'Fins keep a third passer, that job will go to McLeod Bethel-Thompson, who also unfurled a pair of interceptions against the Bucs.
"It was a shame to see it end the way it did," Freeman said of the game, per the Tampa Bay Times. "But I thought all the guys at the end were really battling. I want to keep playing, no question. I love playing football. At the end of the day, I'm going to give it all I can until I exhaust every option."
We don't expect that another team will jump for Freeman's services. He's an enigmatic signal-caller who hasn't shown starting-passer traits since 2010. That's not something NFL clubs are lining up for half a decade later.