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Dwight Freeney was one of the premiere free agents on the market this offseason, but it still took him more than two months to find a home. He believes there was a clear-cut, and shady, reason behind it, too.
Freeney, who agreed to a deal with the San Diego Chargers earlier in May, argues that the NFL owners rigged the free-agent market this offseason, per Mike Freeman of CBS Sports
Freeney did just turn 33 and his numbers have started to dip over the past few years, but you’d figure teams would at least take a ganders at the seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end. He says that wasn’t the case.
“It takes one team to start things going,” said Freeney, “but what was strange was initially there was no one team.”
He wasn’t the only one getting shut out either. It took All-Pro defensive back Charles Woodson even longer to finally find a home in Oakland, and some former Pro Bowlers, like John Abraham and Richard Seymour, still haven’t found work. Even some younger talent like Cliff Avril, who ...
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Dwight Freeney is the latest San Diego Charger.
Now that he is a Bolt, he is letting his mouth run free.
On Friday, Freeney came forth and claimed that the NFL’s owners got together and collectively decided to lowball any and all free agents this offseason.
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Dwight Freeney had a great stint in Indianapolis. The 11-year player ended his time there with 107.5 sacks. When the Colts did not offer him a contract this year he expected he would find one quickly via free agency.
Freeney’s assumption was wrong.
“I basically think the owners got together and decided not to spend the cash on free agents,” Freeney said...
DE Dwight Freeney waded for a long time in free agency waters before landing with the San Diego Chargers after the draft, and he feels owners had something to do with that.
Freeney made the visits, and made his demands of what he thought he was worth, but teams weren't willing to pay him to his liking. He thinks owners got together at the start of free agency and made a committment...
San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney told XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego that he thought about hitting Peyton Manning many times during their time in Indianapolis together.
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They were teammates for a decade, you can even call them family, but that doesn’t mean that Dwight Freeney didn’t ever think about drilling Peyton Manning. For the first time in his career, Freeney will now have an opportunity to get after the man who was a leader with him while with the Indianapolis Colts. Freeney signed with the San Diego Chargers earlier this month, and reside...
Once teammates, now playing for opposing teams in the AFC West, Dwight Freeney can’t wait until he gets a chance to tackle Peyton Manning. This offseason Dwight signed with the San Diego Chargers and will be face Manning twice this upcoming season.
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Whisenhunt is convinced that the Rivers Chargers fans saw the past few years was a product of a declining team and...
For a decade, Peyton Manning was shielded from one of the NFL's best pass rushers because, well, Dwight Freeney was also a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Now, Manning will have to see his former teammate twice per year in divisional matchups. Freeney, now with the Chargers, is already dreaming of his first bit hit on Peyton Manning.
"It would definitely be great to...
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The Patriots defense has seen some additions this off-season, but nothing overly significant.
After the team had big name free-agent defensive ends Dwight Freeney and John Abraham in for visits back at the start of free-agency, they've signed neither. Freeney moved on to the Chargers while Abraham is still on the market.
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