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Former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman attends mini-camp with Stamps

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Former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman attended the Calgary Stampeders mini-camp from April 29 to May 1, per sources.

Freeman has been on Calgary’s exclusive negotiation list since September 2015, which means he can attend mini-camp without a contract, abiding by CFL rules. The 29-year-old did not show well enough to earn a deal and won’t be at the Stamps main training camp. He’ll be dropped off the neg list too.

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 last season.

The Stampeders held a three-day mini-camp in Florida that featured mostly first-year players and wrapped up Monday. They currently have four quarterbacks on the roster, led by Bo Levi Mitchell who was the league’s Most Outstanding Player last season. Mitchell Gale, Canadian Andrew Buckley and Nick Arbuckle are on the Stamps depth chart after Calgary traded long-time back up Drew Tate to Ottawa in February.

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