Former Vikings QB Freeman signing with Giants

Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants, according to a source familiar with the deal. It's an ironic turn of events given his performance against the Giants last year.

A person familiar with the deal says former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team had not announced the move.

Freeman was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October after a messy split. He signed with Minnesota four days later, but played just one game for the Vikings.

That happened to come against the Giants, when he went 20 for 53 for 190 yards and one interception in the ugly 23-7 Monday night loss.

The 17th pick in the 2009 draft, Freeman started 59 games for the Bucs over four-plus seasons before the relationship soured. He threw for 3,451 yards and 25 touchdowns with six interceptions in 2010.

Freeman would compete to back up Eli Manning with the Giants.

SIDNEY RICE AGREES TO DEAL The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Sidney Rice have agreed to terms on a deal.

Rice, a former Viking, returns to Seattle after spending the last three seasons with the Seahawks. Rice was released by Seattle in February in a salary-driven move. He was scheduled to make $8.5 million this season under his previous contract.

The team confirmed the agreement Wednesday. Terms of his new deal were not disclosed.

Rice is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in October against the St. Louis Rams. He received medical clearance to participate in football-related activities on Monday.

He appeared in eight games for Seattle last season with 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns before being placed on injured reserve.


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