Report – Josh Freeman to Visit New York Giants: According to the Bleacher Report, unrestricted free agent quarterback Josh Freeman (Minnesota Vikings) will visit the New York Giants next week, possibly as early as Tuesday. The New York Daily News is reporting that a Giants’ team official says no visit has officially been scheduled yet.
The 26-year old Freeman was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers released Freeman in October 2013 and he quickly signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
After starting 56 regular-season games for Tampa Bay in 2009-2012, Freeman only started four games in 2013. Three of those were with Tampa Bay and one was for the Vikings, ironically against the Giants. In those four games, Freeman only completed 43 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and four interceptions. In the game against the Giants, Freeman was 20-of-53 for 190 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception. The Giants won that game 23-7.
Freeman has great size (6’6”, 240 pounds) and a strong arm. But he has struggled with his accuracy (57.6 percent completion percentage) and turnovers (67 career interceptions) during his five NFL seasons. His best season was in 2010 when he started all 16 games, and threw for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns, and only six interceptions. But he threw a total of 39 interceptions in 2011 and 2012.
Quarterback Eli Manning underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Thursday and he will miss the beginning of the team’s offseason workout program which begins on April 21. Manning is not expected to be able to run for at least six weeks. The Giants first Organized Team Activity (OTA) workout is on May 28.
The other quarterbacks on the roster are Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib.
Articles on Quarterback Eli Manning:
- Eli Manning’s injury happens at worst possible time for rebuilt NY Giants by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
- NY Giants say Eli Manning’s injured ankle is not from playing basketball at Duke by Ebenezer Samuel of The New York Daily News