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Entering his contract year, Dwight Freeney has a lot to play for the Indianapolis Colts this season. So far, the 11-year veteran has been extremely disappointing this season, only having four tackles and one sack on the year in only five games played.
With Robert Mathis re-signed, the Colts let Freeney stay in his contract year besides trading him away in the off-season. However, it looks like they were better off trading him, as he hasn’t done so great even with the transition to outside linebacker.
Pro Football Weekly reports that the 32-year-old could be done for good in a Colts uniform after this season is done, as Freeney has continued to become inconsistent when he plays and hasn’t played much of a role in this defense.
Even back-up Jerry Hughes has done a lot more, having 20 tackles and three sacks on the season. It looks like once the season is over, the Colts will look to move towards Mathis and Hughes as their next combo set of pass-rushers, leaving Freeney to walk and sign with whatever team he wants in the off-season.
Freeney has been dealing with a high ankle sprain all season ever since he injured it in Week One. Since then, Freeney hasn’t been able to keep his production up. The only way I can see Freeney staying is if he can make a major turnaround for the second half of the season.
With the Colts looking like a Wild Card team now, as they continue to improve every week, having Freeney step his game up would be nice. We’ll see what happens and if Freeney can finally get back to his old self.
However, as PFW states, it would be a surprise seeing Freeney returning for 2013.
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Over at The Indianapolis Star, Phil Richards reports on the continued shuffling of the Colts offensive line. Indianapolis has dealt with so much injury and instability along the offensive line that when Joe Reitz finally came back from his injury, Arians chose to keep Jeff Linkenbach in for continuity. Now Linkenbach is injured, and the shuffling begins anew.
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As if the AFC game of the week couldn't get more confusing, it looks like Donald Brown, now listed as questionable, is probably not going to play against Miami due to swelling in his knee. Robert Mathis has been confirmed, however; good new for the Colts. I'm not overly concerned about Brown; we need him next week, and Ballard's done a good job filling in for him (along...
It looked like the Indianapolis Colts would have several key
starters today against the Miami Dolphins, as linebackers Pat Angerer, Dwight
Freeney and Robert Mathis and running back Donald Brown were all listed as
probable entering the weekend. However, Brown has been downgraded to questionable
and he could miss today’s pivotal matchup due to a knee injury, reports ESPN.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates as he leaves the field following an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The Colts won 23-20. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Few outside the locker rooms of the Colts and Dolphins expected this to be a game between potential playoff contenders. At 4-3, each team coming off short...
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano gave an emotional speech in the locker room after his team's win over the Dolphins. See what he said here.
We have a very quote-heavy Colts Notebook today. Bruce Arians and several players spoke with the media following the Colts’ exciting 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins. We have a few highlights, with quotes and information courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Public Relations Department.
Andrew Luck’s Impressive Day and “Chunk Plays”
Andrew Luck broke the rookie...
Andrew Luck has set the NFL single-game rookie record for passing yards with 433 yards.
The Indianapolis Colts quarterback completed a two-yard shovel pass to tight end Dwayne Allen with 6:52 remaining in the fourth quarter to break Cam Newton's record of 432 yards.
The Colts settled for a field goal on the drive to pull ahead of the Miami Dolphins. Source: NFL.com Attached...
INDIANAPOLIS - It looks like Andrew Luck needed only half a season to establish himself as a worthy successor to Peyton Manning. Luck completed 30 of 48 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts' 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 433 yards set an NFL rookie record. Cam Newton had set the record with 432 yards last season. "...
In a surprise move, Colts running back Donald Brown will be available to play Sunday against the Dolphins. Brown had been listed as doubtful with an injured knee.Fantasy Spin:Brown's impact should be minimal as Vick Ballard is slated to get the start for Indianapolis.
Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill put on a memorable show for Chuck Pagano on Sunday.
The rookie quarterbacks traded jab for jab, hook for hook and TD pass for TD pass. When the duel finally ended, it was Luck who had the records - and another win for his ailing coach.
Luck threw for 433 yards and two TD passes, breaking Cam Newton's single-game passing record (422 yards) for...
UPDATE: Several sources are now reporting that Donald Brown will sit this week.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts vs. Miami Dolphins
When you are drafted with the first overall pick in the NFL draft there is going to be hype surrounding you. Andrew Luck is living up to that hype and exceeding it. On Sunday afternoon he showed just how good he is.Luck completed 30-48 passes for a rookie record 433 yards and two touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts came from behind to defeat the Miami Dolphins. Luck out performed...
After yet another close victory last weekend against the Titans, the Colts return home to welcome an equally surprising Dolphins team to Lucas Oil Stadium. The visit of Ryan Tannehill again pits Andrew Luck against a rookie counterpart, and (as is the case with Brandon Weeden) both quarterbacks have reason to lament the quality of receiver they're throwing to, so it should be...
If the NFL playoffs were to start next week, today’s 1 p.m. matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins, both 4-3, would decide a wild-card spot.
The two franchises were a combined 8-24 in 2011.
But their surprising presences in the postseason conversation — albeit in a weakened AFC — go to show that the nature of the NFL game (and impressive rookie quarterbacks...