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Josh Freeman trade inevitable?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman walks off

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman walks off the field following a game against the San Diego Chargers. (Nov. 11, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Josh Freeman lost his job today as the Bucs’ starting quarterback. And it wouldn’t be a shock to see him lose his place on the roster.

The Bucs are open to trading the former first-round pick, who was replaced by third-round rookie Mike Glennon for this week’s game against the Cardinals.

General manager Mark Dominik said the team hasn’t had any inquiries about Freeman, the 17th overall pick in 2009. But he didn’t deny the possibility of a trade.

“Right now, Josh goes in as our No. 2 quarterback,” Dominik said, per USA Today sports. "I'm not going to hold Josh hostage. But if we get something, we get something. We're not going to give him away.

“The main thing for us was the performance of the team the last nine games was 1-8 and that's tough,” Dominik said. “He hasn't played well. That's a part of it. If you don't have a quarterback in this league, you don't have a shot. We felt like we'd seen enough of what we needed to see.”

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