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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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