Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 6/27/13

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 06: Dwight Freeney #93 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a defensive play against the Kansas City Chiefs during their AFC Wild Card Playoff Game January 6, 2007 at RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
All-Pro defensive end, Dwight Freeney, recently signed a two-year, $13.4 million contract with the San Diego Chargers.Considering the last contract he signed with the Indianapolis Colts—in 2007—was worth $72 million over six years, the 33-year-old’s free agent contract was quite a pay cut.Freeney isn’t happy about it."I basically think the owners got together and decided not to spend the cash on free agents," Freeney explained. "I definitely think that's part of it. I think the owners made a pact. There's only 32 of them and none of them broke ranks. I think they all decided not to spend money."It’s nice that Freeney not only stuck up for himself, but other free agent sack masters like Baltimore DE, Elvis Dumervil. Dumervil also took a hefty pay cut -- the six year, $61.5 million contract he signed with the Denver Broncos in 2010 fell apart this offseason, resulting in a five-year, $26 million contract with the Ravens.Freeney is right that Dumervil is in “his prime” at 29 years old,...
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