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The Sports Xchange, Published April 16 2014

Giants to sign QB Freeman

Josh Freeman could sign with the New York Giants this week after a successful tryout with the team Monday.

ESPN reported the deal would be finalized Wednesday or Thursday.

The quarterback gives the team a second arm in offseason workouts, joining second-year backup Ryan Nassib. Starter Eli Manning is out for at least six weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.

A first-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Freeman would be joining his third team in six months, which included a start for the Minnesota Vikings against the Giants last season.

Freeman was claimed by the Vikings after his release from the Buccaneers. He completed 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards with an interception Oct. 21 against theGiants but did not play the rest of the season.

When coach Leslie Frazier was fired at the end of the season, Freeman wasn't extended a contract offer as an unrestricted free agent.

The Vikings held exclusive rights to negotiate with Freeman until March 8.