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Remember when Dwight Freeney and John Abraham visited Foxborough?
Yeah, that was over a month and a half ago, and neither have found teams. The reason? Despite the fact that both are aging veterans past their prime, they are looking for big pay days.
This hasn't been the best off-season for players looking for that, even a lot of guys in their prime have had to settle for low one year deals. So, why would an exception be made for some of these older guys?
Sensing that, Dwight Freeney for one has decided to lower his price.
Freeney requested $8 million annually is his initial contract talks with the Denver Broncos, according to the Denver Post. NFL Network's Michelle Beisner reported not long after that the Broncos remained hot on Freeney's trail, but were unwilling to meet his demands of $6 million annually.
Now that the 2013 NFL Draft is over, the Denver Post reports Freeney will settle for a deal similar to Osi Umenyiora's $8.5 million over two seas...
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It's proven a tough free agent market for veteran defensive lineman and linebackers, as several either remain unsigned or had to take significant pay cuts to reach new agreements. An example of this has been Indianapolis Colts free agent Dwight Freeney, who has been forced to lower his asking price since the offseason began, according to Jeff Legwold of The Denver Post.
One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left.
According to Colts.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Colts have signed 9 rookie free agents.
Boston College tackle Emmett Cleary
Temple kicker Brandon McManus
Earlier this offseason, free agent defensive end Dwight Freeney was looking for $8 million per year.
Now that Freeney is still a free agent, it sounds like he’s willing to accept something similar to the two-year, $8.5 million contract Osi Umenyiora received from the Falcons.
Freeney has since told teams he wants a deal similar to Falcons’ Osi Umeniyora — $8.5 million over...
As Colts P Pat McAfee put it: the “Bjoern Supremacy.” Indy’s 1st overall pick (#24), Bjoern Werner.
The 2013 NFL draft probably didn’t dazzle fans of the Indianapolis Colts the way they might have hoped.
It was a “build from the inside-out” philosophy that ruled this draft, as evidenced by the team’s first four picks. First off the board with the 24th overall selecetion...
The Colts had a nice draft, with some solid players that could be impact players in the near future. 1st Round -- Bjoern Werner -- Defensive End / Outside Linebacker -- Florida StateA lot of people are saying that Werner will have a tough transition to stand up outside linebacker. Here's the thing, the guy is so athletic and so versatile that I bet you a switch would be quite...
The Indianapolis Colts have traded rush outside linebacker Jerry Hughes to the Buffalo Bills for inside linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. The Jerry Hughes era is done in Indianapolis. The disapointing first round pick has been shipped off to Buffalo and in return the Colts get a solid inside linebacker in Kelvin Sheppard. Hughes never fully developed with the Colts and never was able...
For today's installment of Choose Your Quarterback, we'll pit Andrew Luck vs. Eli Manning the Nos. 9 and 10 signal-callers in my rankings of the 32 presumed starting quarterbacks.
(That countdown will be updated soon.)
Here's a week-by-week fantasy breakdown of Manning vs. Luck ... just in case you're torn on which quarterback offers better value in Round 3:
Who the hell is Jerry Hughes? Beats the crap out of me. Although, I was pretty disappointed with myself in not knowing he was a former 1st round pick. What kind of blogger am I? I guess one who doesn't follow the Colts all that much.
I'm pretty sure most readers don't know who he is as well, so, I reached out to Josh Wilson over at Stampede Blue (SB Nation...
The Buffalo Bills aren't finished tinkering with their linebackers this offseason.
Buffalo traded Kelvin Sheppard to the Indianapolis Colts for Jerry Hughes on Monday in a swap of linebackers two days after the NFL draft.
Sheppard, a 2011 second-round pick from LSU, has been inconsistent in two seasons in Buffalo. He had 138 tackles and two sacks in 31 games, including 24 starts...
The Buffalo Bills announced that they have sent LB Kelvin Sheppard to the Indianapolis Colts in return for LB Jerry Hughes.
The post Bills Trade LB Kelvin Sheppard To The Colts For LB Jerry Hughes appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
The Titans have invited John Abraham in for a look. Abraham who turns 35 on Monday would likely serve as a situational pass rusher.
Last year Abraham recorded 10 sacks for the Atlanta Falcons but had none after Week 12. Abraham has spent the last seven years of his career with the Falcons.
A visit to the Titans hardly means a signing. The Titans had defensive end Israel Idonije,...
The Patriots pursuit of veteran pass rusher John Abraham may soon be over, but not with the outcome many expected.
The former Falcons defensive end is visiting with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The Titans are in need of a veteran pass rusher to help bolster their defensive line, and Abraham likely isn’t asking for quite as much...