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Bucs bench QB Josh Freeman, turn to Glennon

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Quarterback Josh Freeman's future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is in serious jeopardy.

The Bucs have decided to bench Freeman for rookie Mike Glennon.

For Freeman, it is the end of a five-year tenure as the face of the Bucs' offense, and it will end in disappointment.

"This was a performance-based decision. We were not getting the job done on the field," head coach Greg Schiano said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.             

After a dismal start to the season, rumors swirled that the Bucs might turn to Glennon, the Bucs' third round pick out of N.C. State.

Freeman's completion percentage is a lowly 45.7 percent in the Bucs' 0-3 start, including costly turnovers down the stretch in games. Earlier this year, Schiano criticized Freeman for missing a team photo. Days later, players did not vote him in as team captain.

He was a first-round pick in 2009 out of Kansas State, signing a five-year, $26 million contract. This is the final year of his contract, and it appears the Bucs are moving in a different direction.

The Bucs will likely trade Freeman away before the upcoming trade deadline.

Glennon's first test will be Sunday at Raymond James Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals.

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