Originally written March 29, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
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When Osi Umenyiora signed with the Atlanta Falcons for a base earning of $8.5 million, Dwight Freeney was taking notes. Freeney, now 33 years old, is looking for a deal that exceeds that of Umenyiora, who is just 31 years of age, according to a report by Ian Rapoport. The knee-jerk reaction would be to call Freeney's demands crazy. His level of play was not nearly as high as that of Umenyiora, and the safe money says that Freeney will eventually sign with someone for far less money than Umenyiora's deal. Here's the kicker, Dwight Freeney isn't stupid. He already knows that, and this is his way of putting off signing until the draft or even as late as training camp. At 33 years old, Dwight Freeney is no longer a young player, and he realizes this will be his last run as an NFL player. That being the case, he is likely just trying to save his body a little wear and tear by not signing with a new team immediately. He spent eleven seasons in Indianapolis, and...
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