September 25 — Bucs coach Greg Schiano makes the decision to bench Josh Freeman and start Mike Glennon against the Arizona Cardinals. September 29 —Mike Glennon was thrust under center, only four days after Tampa Bay Buccaneers
coach Greg Schiano made a franchise-altering choice to bench Josh
Freeman, and what began as a promising afternoon for the rookie ended in the
Bucs’ fourth consecutive loss. Before the game, Freeman was declared inactive by the Bucs.
September 30 — In a statement to FOX Sports, Freeman addressed reports he’s in the NFL’s substance-abuse program by saying he has a temporary use exemption to take Adderall for ADHD and entered the program voluntarily.
October 1 — Fox Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez reports that the Bucs are trying to move Josh Freeman, but that there is very little interest.
October 3 — Josh Freeman is cut by the Bucs, ending his run with the team that drafted him with the 17th overall pick in 2009. He was reportedly fined more than $35,000 by the Bucs for conducting a national TV interview and missing meetings.