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Dwight Freeney is in the final year of a six-year, $72 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. He's a seven-time Pro Bowl pick and the franchise leader with 106.5 career sacks.
The Colts have remade the roster, the scheme and the front office -- and they have a decision to make.
"I'm 32 years old, turning 33 (Feb. 19), going into my 12th year," Freeney told The Indianapolis Star this week. "Numbers not the best, making a lot money. ... That's not really a good combination for staying in an organization.
"That being said, I've done a lot. We'll see what happens at the end of the year. I can only do as much as I can."
Freeney has just 10 tackles and four sacks in 13 games this season while being asked to switch from a 4-3 defensive end to a 3-4 outside linebacker. There has been success rushing the passer, but the numbers are impossible to ignore as is his age.
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen would not be playing football today if it weren't for the football coach at the high school he attended stopping him in the hallway asking for his name.
Allen told Phil Richards of USA TODAY that he was approached by Terry Sanford High School's first-year football coach, Wayne Inman, early his freshman year.
Inman asked Allen...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Dwight Freeney hopes to be back in Indianapolis next season.
With his contract expiring and his numbers declining in Indy's new defense, there's no assurance that the Colts' career sacks leader will be re-signed in 2013. So on Sunday against Houston, Freeney will probably take a few...
It’s an unfamiliar feel to a familiar situation for Indianapolis Colts fans.
The familiar: The team enters the final week of the season getting ready for the playoffs, and regardless of a win or loss against the Hosuton Texans on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, their seed is locked in.
The unfamiliar: We will actually see the Colts starters play all (or at least the majority...
What a season it has been for the Indianapolis Colts and their rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. 10 wins in his first season and 4183 passing yards has shown the fans why Luck was the number one draft pick overall in the 2012 NFL draft. Just think, if the Colts can get a win over the 12-3 Houston Texans in the final week of the 2012 season, the message will be loud and clear this Colts...
The temporary loss of head coach Chuck Pagano early in the season is ever present in the minds of players and fans alike.Pagano will make his return to the sideline against the Houston Texans in Week 17.The team will certainly be emotional to once again play behind their ill-fallen coach.Thus far, each saga of Pagano’s illness has provided the team a positive lift.The most inspirational...
Backup running back Delone Carter is out for Week 17 with an ankle injury.Fantasy Spin:With Donald Brown (ankle) already sidelined, the Colts' running game is almost entirely dependent on Vick Ballard. But with the Colts locked into the No. 5 seed, even Ballard may not do much in Week 17 as the team protects its key players for the first round of the playoffs.
Last week: 11 (+0)
Net points per drive: 0.30 (23rd)
DVOA: -20.8% (28th)
Weighted DVOA: -19.3% (26th)
LG Joe Reitz: Did not allow a pressure on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 13 yards on 2 attempts
ROLB Dwight Freeney: 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits, and 5 quarterback hurries on 23 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 2 stops
LE Lawrence Guy: 1 quarterback hurry on...
The Texans can lock up the top spot if they beat their division rival Colts.
Entering the last week of the season I'm sitting at 153-87. That's ok but not great. I'd like to be over 170 for the season, but it is what it is at this point. Let's finish strong.
With teams resting players and teams out, I'll also take a look at the postseason and offseason...
On December 16th the Houston Texans gave the Colts a 29-17 beatdown in front of a large crowd at Reliant Stadium. Their win propelled them into the division title and a shot at the number one seed in the AFC playoff picture. When the two teams meet again for the season finale in Indianapolis on Sunday there will be a different atmosphere to the game. Both teams would like a win but...
With the season over for a majority of people, we decided to look back and construct another team based on how the year went.
This team is made up of studs with ADP of 100 or greater. Without further delay, let’s meet the team.
QB – Andrew Luck (ADP 109) Luck made a huge splash this season as a rookie, leading the Colts to a 10-5 record and a playoff berth. Luck has thrown for...
The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts will play against each other in Week 17. CBS will carry the game which has a 1 pm EST kickoff from Lucas Oil Stadium.
Indianapolis will welcome back Chuck Pagano to the sidelines. Pagano will be coaching his first game since Week 3 when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Both teams are in the playoffs but plan to play the game hard, as Houston...
Houston Texans (12-3) at Indianapolis Colts (10-5)
The Texans need this win to lock up not only the #1 seed, but also a first round bye. If they lose, they’ll need Denver or New England to lose as double digit favorites or they’ll be the #3 seed. The Colts, meanwhile, are locked into the #5 seed, but the Texans are a huge divisional rival who beat the Colts two weeks ago and...
As we enter the final week of the 2012 NFL regular season game, the Houston Texans meet their old (in Texans existence terms, that is,) foes the Indianapolis Colts for the second time in three weeks. Having just met two Sundays ago, both teams have a really good idea of what to expect from the other. Game planning and player motivation will be at fevered pitch, fans of each team...