According to the Gazette’s Herb Zurkowsky, the Montreal Alouettes worked out former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman today.
The Als worked out former NFL QB Josh Freeman today before their regular afternoon practice. Freeman best known for time in Tampa Bay
— Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) June 13, 2017
The 29-year-old Freeman attended the Calgary Stampeders mini-camp this spring and was on the team’s exclusive negotiation list since September, 2015. But the 29-year-old did not show well enough to earn an invite to Stamps training camp and was subsequently dropped off the neg list.
The Alouettes currently have 34-year-old Darian Durant slated as their starting quarterback, though he suffered an injury in training camp and did not appear in the team’s first pre-season game last week (he is back practicing, however.) The team also has second-year man Vernon Adams, free agent pick up Jacory Harris and rookie Matthew Shiltz under contract.
Freeman 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.