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Saturday, January 13, 2018

ALOUETTES SIGN JOSH FREEMAN

Montreal - The Montreal Alouettes confirmed on Saturday the signing of international quarterback Josh Freeman to a two-year deal.

Freeman (6'6'', 240 lbs.) started 61 games in the NFL, including 59 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which he led to a 10-6 record in 2010, his first full season as a starter. He led the team to a major turnaround that year following a disappointing 3-13 season in 2009. In 2010, he completed 291 of 474 passes for 3,451 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also added 374 rushing yards on 68 carries.

In three seasons as a starter with the Buccaneers between 2010 and 2012, the 30-year-old quarterback completed 943 of his 1,583 passes good for 11,108 yards and 48 touchdowns. During that time, he set many franchise records with the Buccaneers including highest QB rating in a season (95.9 in 2010), highest completion percentage (62.8 in 2011), most touchdown passes thrown in consecutive games (15 in 2010 and 2011), fewest interceptions in a season (6 in 2010) as well as most seasons and most consecutive seasons with more than 3,000 passing yards (3).

"We are very happy to welcome Josh in the Alouettes family. He has had success at every level and we feel he is a great addition to our team," said Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. "Josh has talent, speed and size that will make him very interesting to watch and we feel he can run our team's offence."

The Kansas City, MS native also played for the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts. He worked out for the Alouettes during the 2017 training camp. Prior to playing professionally, Freeman played three seasons for the Kansas State University Wildcats, where he completed 680 passes for 8,078 yards and 44 touchdowns in 35 games. He also scored 20 rushing touchdowns. In his first season, he became the first Kansas State true freshman to start a game since 1976. He established a freshman record with 1,760 passing yards that season. He was the Buccaneers first pick round draft pick (17th overall) in 2009.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bye DD

Anonymous said...

The BEGINNING of the END for Doubles..........

Anonymous said...

Manziel won't be traded to Montreal either. One less option for him in CFL

Anonymous said...

You think Vince Young was big? Freeman's even bigger.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA, and that is the end of Durant. Too bad he isn't enough of a team guy to mentor this kid but he's far too selfish for that.

Anonymous said...

Trouble since 2013:
Freeman was completing 46% of his passes with a near league bottom 59.3 rating (30th).Got worse since. Out of football since 2015.
What makes him better than Doubles?

Anonymous said...

He's four years younger than Vince Young, otherwise same scenario. How did that work out?

Anonymous said...

You find that funny that a Mans career is possibly over? You really need some help dude! Only an unemployed Albertan sitting at home would find that funny. I guess your NDP Provincial Government has turned all of you jobless turds into emotionally unwell, hateful little Gremlins. I guess we can’t really judge your Disposition. It must be hard watching some Employed young man from SK drive away in your SUV that you could no longer afford. We can only feel sorry for hatred you must feel. Lashing out at your successful neighbor because your Government hides the actual facts that they knew Alberta’s natural resources were going to tank. Man that has to be tough. Fortunately most are heading back to work now. Except your $50hr job is paying a whopping $12 and hr. Must suck when your 52 weeks of sitting on your ass unemployment check was paying more than double what you get now.

Prairie Coyote Dog.
Saying it like it is.

Anonymous said...

Prairie Coyote Dog: what caused this bee in your bonnet??