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With the Indianapolis Colts likely switching to a 3-4 defense with the hiring of former Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler as their new defensive coordinator, look for defensive end Dwight Freeney to like get traded or released.
Since Freeney will be going into the final year of his current contract, if the Colts decide to trade or release him they would save a lot of money under the cap because there wouldn’t be a signing bonus acceleration in the final year of his deal.
The 31 year-old Freeney will likely be playing in a whole other city in 2012.
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