The Josh Freeman Experiment didn’t even make it to training camp.
The Dolphins cut the veteran Friday, the strongest indication yet that they plan to carry just two quarterbacks on their active roster.
Freeman, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, signed with the team in April after spending the 2014 regular season out of football. He was uneven in minicamp and the organized team activities open to the media, and never really put any pressure on Dolphins backup Matt Moore.
It’s yet another disappointing ending for Freeman, who just five years ago was one of the most promising young quarterbacks in football. He threw 25 touchdowns and six interceptions for Tampa Bay in 2010 but has never been able to match that productivity since.
The former first-round pick had a falling out with then-coach Greg Schiano in 2013, was cut and then struggled in his lone appearance with the Minnesota Vikings. He couldn’t earn a roster spot with the New York Giants the following season.
Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey, who was part of the Tampa Bay front office that drafted Freeman, gave him an opportunity this past spring, but the Dolphins apparently saw enough to move on.
Starter Ryan Tannehill, Moore and McLeod Bethel-Thompson were the only quarterbacks remaining on the Dolphins roster as of late Friday afternoon. Bethel-Thompson is a long shot to make the team.