Freeman Market Widens; Decision ImminentOctober 6th, 2013
It seems like Josh Freeman could be the star of a LeBron James style “decision” on NFL Network tomorrow morning.
Per FOX insider Jay Glazer and ProFootballTalk.com, there’s a hefty market for Freeman’s services, including the 49ers, and Freeman will make a decision shortly after tonight’s Raiders-Chargers game. Kickoff is 11:30 p.m. EST. (Yes. 11:30 p.m.)
Glazer also says the Raiders and Vikings are the frontrunners. The Bills also are interested, but Freeman realizes that his stint likely would end once EJ Manuelreturns from a knee injury.
As to Oakland, Glazer said that coach Dennis Allen spoke to Freeman by phone on Friday, and that Freeman would walk right in as the starter. (Which likely is news to Terrelle Pryor.)
Joe would enjoy the intrigue surrounding Freeman re-uniting with former Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson in Oakland, if Freeman would be the instant starter, as the report claims. It’ll also be interesting to see what kind of salary Freeman commands and whether Freeman is willing to sign with the Raiders without denying them the right to franchise tag him at the end of the season.