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Former First-Round QB Josh Freeman Has Retired

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet sitting on the sideline.

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 02: A '21' sticker honoring the late Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor is seen on the helmets of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before playing the New Orleans Saints on December 2, 2007 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A former first round pick has reportedly decided to hang up his cleats. Josh Freeman, a first round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2009 NFL Draft, has reportedly decided to retire.

The news comes on the heels of his release from the Montreal Alouettes.

Freeman reportedly struggled in camp after being signed by the team in the offseason.

From TSN:

The Montreal Alouettes announced former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman has decided to retire.

It appears Freeman's retirement came after the Alouettes decided to release the veteran NFLer to focus their training camp reps on Drew Willy and Matthrew Shilz.

Freeman hasn't played in the NFL since 2015 when he spent the season with the Indianapolis Colts. The quarterback entered the NFL after a storied career at Kansas State where he left with the school record with 8,427 yards.

He started for the Buccaneers for four years, but was benched in favor of Mike Glennon after struggling during the first three games of the 2013 season.

[TSN]