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MIAMI (AP) — Quarterback Josh Freeman notes at least one benefit from being out of work last season — he’s well-rested.

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The former first-round draft pick says he’s fit and has a healthy attitude too as he joins the Miami Dolphins to compete for a backup job behind Ryan Tannehill.

Freeman signed a one-year contract Thursday hoping to mount a career comeback. He has 60 career starts but hasn’t played since October 2013.

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Freeman threw for 27 touchdowns and 4,065 yards with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, but he was released during the 2013 season. He described the past year as “rocky.”

Freeman will compete with backup quarterback Matt Moore, who has been with the Dolphins since 2011.

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