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#1 CountryCletus

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:32 PM

Per Florio following Monday night football...

#2 kdiggz

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:34 PM

I heard Vikes had pulled out of talks. I'd be surprised at this point if it was them

Edit: wow I guess it's a done deal. Guess you can't believe all of those "inside sources" on twitter

Edited by kdiggz, 06 October 2013 - 10:35 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:35 PM

@RapSheet
Josh Freeman's agent. He picks the Vikings RT @ErikBurkhardt: Vikings!!!

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:35 PM

Schefter announced it too. It must be true. Screw em. He sucks anyways.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

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It's a one-year deal for Josh Freeman and the Vikings, per source.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:37 PM

Confirmed by NFL Mobile...

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:38 PM

Weird choice. Vikings must be about ready to give up on Ponder.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

Too little too late for the Bills FO. Should have traded a 7th last week. This season is now officially over. Their late push for Freeman shows they know it too. Whaley and Co. screwed the pooch with no viable backup. We won't win another  game until EJ returns, whenever that may be.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:42 PM

View PostBoatdrinks, on 06 October 2013 - 10:40 PM, said:

Too little too late for the Bills FO. Should have traded a 7th last week. This season is now officially over. Their late push for Freeman shows they know it too. Whaley and Co. screwed the pooch with no viable backup. We won't win another  game until EJ returns, whenever that may be.

Lol it was Josh's decision had nothing to do with the Bills. TBH I doubt he really even considered to come here. He knows EJ will be back at some point and he is a rookie, Ponder has already proven he isn't the answer.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:42 PM

Very disappointing

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:49 PM

So much for the cold-weather argument.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

He was the only one of the available QBs who would have been a potential upgrade.  Too bad.  Tuel/White will be a disaster.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:51 PM

Bills should try to trade for Matt Cassel now. They obviously won't.

But they will trade Byrd for a late round pick.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:00 PM

View PostCountryCletus, on 06 October 2013 - 10:32 PM, said:

Per Florio following Monday night football...

thank you LORD!!!

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:01 PM

View PostBoatdrinks, on 06 October 2013 - 10:40 PM, said:

Too little too late for the Bills FO. Should have traded a 7th last week. This season is now officially over. Their late push for Freeman shows they know it too. Whaley and Co. screwed the pooch with no viable backup. We won't win another  game until EJ returns, whenever that may be.
We should have traded for him when EJ was healthy? Yeah, that makes sense

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:01 PM

View PostBig C, on 06 October 2013 - 10:38 PM, said:

Weird choice. Vikings must be about ready to give up on Ponder.

I'd take Ponder off their hands, he'd make a good back up.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:02 PM

What the Bills should do is suck mightily and hope for Clowney or a top QB they can leverage into a bunch of picks

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:04 PM

Freeman signing with the Bills never made sense (as many indicated)--he wants to go somewhere he can start for more than a few games and we're committed to EJ so that was never happening.  Not sure why anyone really thought it was more than a (crack) pipe dream.  The Vikes have obviously given up on Ponder.  Pat White it is (scary, huh?).  FO hits on last year's draft but f'ed up big time by not getting a serviceable, experienced backup when Kolb was lost--tough lesson to learn!

Edited by biggerdaddynj, 06 October 2013 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 06 October 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

We should have traded for him when EJ was healthy? Yeah, that makes sense
Yes, as starting QB's get injured. Most don't make it through a full sixteen games. It's not exactly like we had a viable backup on the bench in case EJ was hurt. Now we're paying the price for being unprepared. Freeman was available for a late pick according to John Clayton.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:17 PM

View PostBoatdrinks, on 06 October 2013 - 11:14 PM, said:


Yes, as starting QB's get injured. Most don't make it through a full sixteen games. It's not exactly like we had a viable backup on the bench in case EJ was hurt. Now we're paying the price for being unprepared. Freeman was available for a late pick according to John Clayton.

Big picture.... He was available for late pick, indeed.... But he was also due more than he is worth.... No team was winning to pay his contract.... Buffalo was honestly the best place for him if he wanted to start and try to repair his image....