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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman watches from the sideline in the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, Mass. The Buccaneers have released Freeman, one week after benching the fifth-year pro in favor of rookie Mike Glennon. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman watches from the sideline in the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, Mass. The Buccaneers have released Freeman, one week after benching the fifth-year pro in favor of rookie Mike Glennon. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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