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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