Former first round NFL pick, QB Josh Freeman still in Montreal

Former NFL Quarterback Josh Freeman is still in Montreal.

Venerable Montreal Gazette reported Herb Zurkowsky disclosed Tuesday that the Als worked Freeman out at Bishop’s University.

“Josh had a very good workout. He showed tremendous arm strength, an excellent touch on the deep balls, and excellent footwork,” Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed told the Montreal Gazette. “You’re always serious when you’re looking at quarterbacks. It’s obviously the most important position on the field. We’re serious about the evaluation process.”

The 29-year-old attended an Alouettes tryout camp in May.

That came after Freeman participated in Calgary Stampeders mini-camp, but a poor showing led to him being dropped off the Stamps negotiation list.

The Kansas State product was a first-round pick, 17th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. He started 61 games over seven seasons with three different teams, compiling 81 touchdowns, 68 interceptions, 13,873 yards and a 77.6 quarterback rating. His last start came in January 2016 with the Indianapolis Colts and he was out of pro football completely last season.

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5 Comments on Former first round NFL pick, QB Josh Freeman still in Montreal

  1. mrnehnehincognito // June 15, 2017 at 9:38 pm //

    Just cause he’s at game doesn’t mean he’s signing

  2. So, you’ve worked out with a team, they don’t want you, but you’re gonna hang around the city and watch the team play anyways? Sorry, Incognito, that doesn’t pass the smell test.

    Probably gonna see something announced this weekend about Freeman signing.

    • Reasonable explanation of why Freeman is still in Montreal.

      Kavis Reed just has not decided yet whether or not to sign Freeman. Evidently, they are performing some sort of background check on him to see if want him on the team. There have always been rumors on why Freeman hit pro-football rock bottom so quickly.

      Decision by the Alouettes on whether to offer Freeman a contract is likely to be made today.

    • mrnehnehincognito // June 16, 2017 at 9:11 pm //

      Hey who knows! Maybe he wanted to see the sites and sounds of Montreal

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