For Josh Freeman, it is over before it has begun. Again.
Freeman, the one-time future of the Tampa Bay Bucs, was waived by the Miami Dolphins Friday before the team ever got to training camp. Freeman, 27, has had a series of brief stays since being drummed out of Tampa Bay. He played one game with the Minnesota Vikings, then was with the New York Giants briefly in the off-season, and now lasted only the three quietest months of the off-season with Miami.
Freeman was released by the Bucs after he clashed with then-head coach Greg Schiano, who complained that Freeman was frequently late for meetings. Evidently, that was also true in his stay with the Giants.
The Dolphins never pictured Freeman as anything but insurance behind starter Ryan Tannehill and backup Matt Moore.
In 2010, Freeman threw for 25 touchdowns and only six interceptions when leading Tampa Bay to its last winning record at 10-6. In 2012, he threw for 4,065 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Since his big season in 2010, Freeman has a career record of 11-25.