Dolphins sign Josh Freeman

Davie, FL ( - Quarterback Josh Freeman is looking to make a comeback after being out of the NFL in 2014.

The Miami Dolphins signed the former first-round pick on Thursday.

Freeman became one of the league's most promising young quarterbacks after Tampa Bay selected him 17th overall in the 2009 draft. In 2010, he threw 25 touchdown passes and just six interceptions for a 95.9 passer rating.

The 27-year-old Freeman spent two more seasons as the Bucs' starter with a 74.6 and 81.6 passer rating, respectively. He played three games for Tampa Bay in 2013 before being benched in favor of Mike Glennon. The Kansas State product was then released in October of that year following reports of a strained relationship with then-head coach Greg Schiano.

Freeman signed with Minnesota but made just one start for the Vikings. He had a brief stay with the New York Giants last offseason.

In 61 NFL games, Freeman has thrown for 13,724 yards, 80 touchdowns and 67 interceptions.

He joins a Dolphins quarterback corps that includes starter Ryan Tannehill, veteran backup Matt Moore and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.