Jeff McLane confirms he made an error in his initial report, although he says the Buccaneers do still have some interest in Freeman along with some other teams.
Freeman is also weighing an offer from the Buccaneers, though he has yet to sign due to dissatisfaction with the salary offers so far.
While he’s left open the possibility of sitting out the 2020 season if his options don’t improve, Freeman refuted rumors of retirement earlier this week.
The Seahawks were reportedly offering Freeman a one-year contract worth up to $4 million with a base value of less than $3 million. Freeman declined Seattle’s offer and the Seahawks opted to give the deal to Carlos Hyde instead.
McLane reports the Eagles had an offer out to Hyde as well and have also shown interest in RB LeSean McCoy. However, Philadelphia has not made McCoy an offer yet.
Freeman, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.7 million contract when he and the Falcons agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million extension that included $22 million guaranteed.
Freeman stood to make base salaries of $6.5 million and $6.3 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Falcons released him this offseason.
In 2019, Freeman appeared in 14 games and rushed for 656 yards on 184 carries (3.6 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with 59 receptions for 410 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.