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NFC East news: Giants release quarterback Josh Freeman

Well, that was quick.

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After less than month on the Giants roster, former first round pick Josh Freeman is once again looking for work. The former Buccaneers and Vikings quarterback was released on Friday, according to several reports. Freeman has been on three different rosters in the last eight months.

Freeman's stint with the Giants will probably best be remembered by him being caught on camera giving a handoff to running back and flipping enthusiast David Wilson. However, the move comes as a bit of a surprise after the Giants brought him in on a one-year deal to compete with the likes of Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib. It seemed like based on talent alone that Freeman was light years ahead of his competition. Even 31 percent of the BGN community voted Freeman the least worst of the NFC East backup quarterbacks.

Freeman is 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds and is still only 26. Chances are the Kansas State alum will get another look somewhere. However, being the Giants backup quarterback means you're seldom-used, so the fact that he got released this soon is pretty damning.

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