Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/4/14
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The Indianapolis Colts have released linebacker Dwight Freeney and wide receiver Austin Collie, the team has announced. While Freeney said earlier this offseason he hoped to re-sign with the Colts, his release was expected following a disappointing year. Indianapolis switched to a 3-4 defensive scheme, and Freeney did not handle the transition to linebacker well. Over 14 games he totaled 12 tackles and only five sacks. Freeney will likely find a home this offseason as a defensive end, the position he formerly manned for the Colts so effectively. During his time in Indianapolis, Freeney totaled 107.5 sacks, managing double-digit sack campaigns seven times from 2002-2010. Collie had previously played a pivotal role for the Colts’ passing game, but his 2012 season ended in September after he ruptured his patellar tendon. Indianapolis is apparently comfortable with alternative options, including T.Y. Hilton. In his first three years with the Colts, Collie totaled 1,839 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy football advice?
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