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Rumormill: Dwight Freeney

Posted: 2/15/2013 6:22 PM

Rumormill: Dwight Freeney 


Some people are asking if Dwight Freeney is a possibility for the Patriots. 

The quick answer is yes, but at the right price.  Freeney is no longer the every down dominant defensive end he used to be.  The old strategy of running right at him has become the best way to defeat him. 

BUT, the Patriots were willing to take a shot on former first rounder Andre Carter, and that experiment turned out well. 

I'll keep updating this rumor in the Insider's Lounge, but for now it's alive and kicking.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:43 PM

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More on Freeney from COLTS.COM

INDIANAPOLIS – Dwight Freeney joined the Colts as the 11th overall pick in the 2002 draft, and the impact of his career matched that from totals of his first rookie start when he forced three fumbles and had a sack.

Freeney, the club’s all-time sack leader (107.5), will not be issued a contract offer Colts, and he is free to pursue another direction in his career when the free agency period opens on March 12.

“Few people have meant as much to the success of the Indianapolis Colts as Dwight Freeney,” said Owner and CEO Jim Irsay. “He has been a dominant player, which is all the more impressive considering his size for his position, and he has won a lot of games for this franchise. Dwight was an artist, a joy to watch, and the dedication he put toward his craft was a rare quality. We will miss him, but look forward to his future induction into the Hall of Fame and Colts Ring of Honor.”


Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowler, had seven of the 17 double-digit sack seasons in club history. He had 13.0 sacks in his rookie season, a sign of things to come. His other seasons with 10-plus sacks were in 2003 (11.0), 2004 (16.0), 2005 (11.0), 2008 (10.5), 2009 (13.5) and 2010 (10.0).

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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:56 PM

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Colts moved him to outside lb and his stats went way down. Id like to see him signed as a de, and move niko back as a hybrid lb/de combo.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:01 PM

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BB also likes those Syracuse/Rutgers guys. He'd be an awesome mentor for Jones, Hightower, Cunningham, Fletcher - all those OLB/DE guys BB seems to collect.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:55 PM

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Never been a fan of ballerina-man.  I suppose he'd be ok if he came cheap and was only used in pass rush situations.  But they are already pretty deep at the position.  If they are going to add more guys like him I'd rather try to get another young pass rusher in the draft to pair with Jones for years to come.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:24 PM

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Never been a fan of ballerina-man.  

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Neither was Matt light or TFB in his heyday...lol
If the price is right... Come on down!
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Posted: 2/16/2013 9:48 AM

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I dont think Freeney is close to the player he once was, but would still be the Patriots best pass rusher by a long shot if they signed him.
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