Colts Sign QB Josh Freeman, Promote ILB Amarlo Herrera


The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that they’ve signed QB Josh Freeman to a contract and promoted ILB Amarlo Herrera to their active roster.

  • Colts placed LB Josh McNary on season-ending injured reserve.
  • Colts signed G Kitt O’Brien to their practice squad

Freeman worked out for the Colts on Monday, and the expectation was that they were going to sign him to a contract with Matt Hasselbeck dealing with a AC sprain in his throwing shoulder and Charlie Whitehurst done for the year.

The Colts will likely start Stephen Morris in Week 17’s game against the Titans.

Freeman, 27, was taken in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers. He wound up playing four years for the Bucs before they cut him loose in July of 2012.

The Vikings wasted no time in signing him to a contract, but it proved to be a disastrous decision for both parties. Freeman later caught on with the Giants in April of last year, but he lasted a little over a month in New York before he was once again released.

The Dolphins elected to give Freeman another shot this past in April, only to release him after a few weeks. Miami would later bring him back for training camp, but he was unfortunately among their final roster cuts.

In 2013, Freeman appeared in just four games and 42.9 percent of his passes for 761 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.

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