The Ottawa Redblacks have added former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman to their negotiation list on Saturday, June 17, per sources.
That comes after the 29-year-old was worked out by the Montreal Alouettes on Tuesday and spotted at the Alouettes final pre-season game on Thursday night. The move is a clear attempt by the Redblacks to keep Freeman from signing in Montreal. All’s fair in love, war, and the neg list.
Freeman’s first foray into Canadian football was attending Calgary Stampeders mini-camp from April 29 to May 1, but he was not offered a contract by the Stamps.
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.