Report: Quarterback Josh Freeman visits Bears

Report: Quarterback Josh Freeman visits Bears
April 7, 2014, 4:30 pm
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CSN Staff

Though the Bears have been mighty busy this offseason, a backup quarterback could still be on the to-do list.

With that in mind, the Bears visited with free-agent QB Josh Freeman today, according to a report from's Jason La Canfora:

Freeman was the subject of much attention a season ago. The former first-round draft pick was released by the Buccaneers last October after three games. In addition to performing under expectations, rumors also swirled regarding what kind of teammate he was after he was not selected as a team captain. After his release, he was picked up by the Vikings, where he played one game. Prior to last season, he played double-digit games for four consecutive seasons, mostly spent as the Buccaneers starting quarterback.

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In his five-year career since coming to the NFL from Kansas State University, he's thrown for 13,724 yards and 80 touchdowns in 61 games (60 starts).

The Bears might be looking for depth at the position behind Jay Cutler. Last season's backup revelation Josh McCown left to become the Buccaneers' new starting QB, leaving only Jordan Palmer behind Cutler on the depth chart.

In addition to Freeman's visit, La Canfora also said that free-agent quarterback Adam Weber visited the Bears, as well. Weber has spent the past two seasons on practice squads after a college career at the University of Minnesota.