The NFL Network's Jeff Darlington spent some time with former Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman recently and told the Ron and Ian Show Wednesday morning that he believed "Josh was in a really good place."

"He's (Freeman) been working out and seems to be very focused on football to try and make a potential comeback," Darlington said. "A lot of times when you go through what he did - some of the bad reputation he got after leaving the Bucs and not being able to perform in Minnesota, and then he did get a little bit of a shot in New York, but sometimes, it doesn't work out there either.

"I think, when that happens, when you go through a little but of that and wind up with a little bit of a bad reputation, you're still going to have to knock on the door again and prove that not only are you capable, you're beyond capable."

Darlington also touched on former Miami Dolphins OL Richie Incognito and said he feels the embattled guard will play in the NFL before Freeman does.

Click below to hear the entire conversation with Darlington in its entirerty: