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Dwight Freeney has spent each of his 11 NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and the former 2002 first-round pick (No. 11 overall out of Syracuse) wants to cap off his career with the club.
“It would be great to finish off my career as an Indianapolis Colt,” Freeney told NFL.com’s Austin Knoblauch on Thursday. “I’ve been there my whole career, and I don’t know anything different. … Ideally, it would be great to stay there. But it is a business, so we’ll see.
“Right now, I’m just thinking about Indianapolis until they tell me otherwise.”
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After 10 seasons lining up as a 4-3 defensive end, Freeney, 32, struggled to make the adjustment as an outside linebacker in the new 3-4 scheme. The lethal 6-1, 268-pound pass rusher became a liability in coverage and collected a career-low 12 tackles with just 5.0 sacks, which was also the fewest number of sacks from Freeney outside of 3.5 sacks in 2007 when he only played in nine games.
The three-time All-Pro, seven-time...
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Indianapolis Colt," Freeney told NFL.com's Austin Knoblauch on Thursday.
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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Dwight Freeney is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason and has indicated he would love to retire as a Colt.
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