Buc release Grandview’s Josh Freeman

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TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Josh Freeman. The 25-year-old quarterback from Grandview, Mo., revealed three days ago that he was entering the NFL’s substance abuse program after failing a recent drug test.

He was also fined twice in the last month for conduct detrimental to the team. After the Bucs started the season 0-3, Freeman was benched last week. And after contacting all 31 other teams in the NFL and determining there was no interest from any of them, Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik released the former K-State star.

Freeman was the 2005 Simone Award winner as the best high school player in the Kansas City metro area. He went on to K-State and was taken 17th by the Buccaneers in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played in 60 career games.

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