We’ve been keeping an eye on the Raiders when it comes to Josh Freeman for a variety of reasons. First the current regime has whiffed twice on quarterback acquisitions. Second Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson recently has raved about Freeman; the two men worked together for three years in Tampa. Third it feels like a Raiders thing to do.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Raiders indeed have a “definite interest” in Freeman.

It’s unclear when or how (or if) the Raiders would make their move. They play late tonight (11:35 p.m. ET) and then travel to Kansas City on Sunday. The bye week comes after that which would give Freeman two weeks to get ready to contribute.