Giants sign QB Josh Freeman

QB | Josh Freeman

It's been a wild ride for Josh Freeman as he went from budding star to the New York Giants backup quarterback in just a matter of one year.

Looking to add depth behind starting quarterback Eli Manning, the New York Giants signed veteran Josh Freeman to a one-year contract, according to league sources.

With Manning still recovering from offseason arthroscopic ankle surgery, Freeman is expected to compete with backup signal-caller Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib for the No. 2 job.

Freeman had a hellish 2013 campaign after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers midway through the season. The sixth year pro was unseated by second year quarterback Mike Glennon in Tampa Bay. Former Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano reportedly had a falling out with Freeman after he questioned the gunslinger's work ethic and commitment to the team when the veteran missed a team photo for sleeping in too late earlier in the year.

Freeman, 29, was eventually signed by the Minnesota Vikings and started their Week 7 contest against the Giants. Without any time to acclimate to a new offense, Freeman was dreadful on Monday Night football at MetLife Stadium completing just 20-of-53 attempts for just 190 and an interception before being benched in the second half. Freeman has tossed 43 interceptions over his past four seasons as his ball security issues and lack of locker room leadership have raised some serious questions about his future in the league.

As the Giants look to build quality depth on the roster, Freeman doesn't seem to be the ideal fit for Big Blue this upcoming season.

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