Freeman became available yesterday, after being cut by Tampa Bay, for what the Bucs stated was "conduct detrimental to the team."
The Browns were suddenly in the market for a quarterback last night (Oct. 3) when Brian Hoyer made an awkward slide, tearing his right ACL in Cleveland's 37-24 home win over Buffalo.
According to ESPN, Cleveland will likely hand the offense over to Brandon Weeden for now. The Browns are reportedly also scheduled to talk to Tyler Thigpen, who has spent time with Buffalo, Kansas City and Miami. Thigpen was drafted by the Vikings in 2007 and saw some action last year as a member of the Bills.
After Hoyer went down with 11:32 left in the first quarter, Weeden mustered up a solid effort, finishing 13 of 24 for 197 yards and a touchdown.
Weeden, 29, is in his second year out of Oklahoma State. He spent five years playing minor league baseball before enrolling in college.
Weeden was drafted by the Browns with the 22nd pick in 2012, becoming the oldest player ever taken in the first round at 28.
Hoyer will miss the season, disrupting his dream of quarterbacking his hometown Browns. The former Michigan State Spartan spent three years backing up Tom Brady in New England before finally landing in Cleveland in May.
Without Hoyer, it moves nine-year veteran Jason Campbell to the No. 2 spot, leaving the door open for the Browns to bring in Tim Tebow.
While there's no word from the Tebow camp, the free agent's name was reportedly part of talks as early as Friday afternoon.
Tebow was back in the news this week, after a source reported the Jaguars were mulling the possibility of bringing him to Jacksonville to help a struggling offense led by quarterbacks Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert.
Thursday, Oct. 3, the team denied the report. The news disappointed many Jags fans, as thousands have been calling on GM David Caldwell to bring Tebow, a Jacksonville prep All-American, back to town.
It was also reported Tebow may play fullback or tight end for the Jaguars.
If Tebow is given a chance in Cleveland, he would likely be a backup quarterback.
As for Freeman, at least three teams could be a fit, including the Raiders and Packers. The Raiders are struggling with Terrelle Pryor while Green Bay needs a backup for Aaron Rodgers.
In Oakland, Freeman would be reunited with offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who ran the Bucs' offense from 2009-11.
Depending on the severity of EJ Manuel's knee sprain, Freeman could end up in Buffalo.
The Browns (3-2) meet the Lions at home Sunday, Oct 13.