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Josh Freeman signs with Minnesota Vikings

Greg Schiano and Josh Freeman couldn’t see eye to eye. (Chris O’Meara / AP)

Josh Freeman wasn’t on the market long. He and the Minnesota Vikings reached agreement on a one-year deal Sunday night, a move that settles his immediate future and raises questions about Christian Ponder’s.


The deal, according to the Star-Tribune, is worth $3 million. Freeman was cut Thursday after his relationship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had deteriorated to the point of being irredeemably broken. In 60 games (59 of which were starts, he has thrown for 13,534 yards, 80 touchdowns and 66 interceptions. He has a 78.8 passer rating and has completed 58.2 percent of his passes.

Ponder, who was the 12th pick in the 2011 draft, is out with a broken rib, but has not lived up to expectations for the 1-3 Vikings, who had a bye Sunday. Matt Cassel, signed as a free agent in March, performed well in Minnesota’s win over Pittsburgh in London. Freeman told Fox’s Jay Glazer that he was looking for the team for which he could most quickly start.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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