Freeman interested in returning to Vikings

The Sports Xchange
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman said he is interested in coming back to the team, despite playing just one game after he was picked up in October.
Freeman, an impending free agent, was claimed by the Vikings after his release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He completed 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards with an interception Oct. 21 against the New York Giants but did not play the rest of the season.
"I definitely have interest in coming back, for sure," Freeman told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "It's a great organization, a great team."
Neither Freeman nor coach Leslie Frazier would say why Freeman stayed on the bench after the one appearance.
"It's a conversation between me and the coaches," Freeman said.
The Vikings have exclusive rights to negotiate with Freeman until March 8, before the three-day legal tampering period begins in advance of the March 11 start of free agency.
The team's decision to bring back Freeman depends in part on whether Frazier is back as coach and/or general manager Rick Spielman is retained.
Also, quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder are under contract for next season.
Minnesota is 4-10-1 heading into Sunday's season finale against the Detroit Lions.

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