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10 teams with glaring NFL Draft needs

Every team in the NFL has a need, perhaps even more than one. That’s the nature of the free agency age as it’s much harder for teams to keep their talent for the duration of player’s career. That results in an added emphasis on drafting well.This year is no different as 32 teams — yes, even the New England Patriots — have holes that must be filled. But for some, that need...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Freeney intends to return for 2017

Dwight Freeney is reportedly coming back for another season. The prolific defensive end wants to give it another go, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Freeney turned 37 just after the Super Bowl, and he can still play. He collected three sacks and provided veteran leadership for the Atlanta Falcons’ defense on their march to the Super Bowl. The veteran pass-rusher had a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Freeney wants to play in 2017

Dwight Freeney has the itch to give it another go, according to a report, and will become a free agent next week for his 16th NFL season. Freeney was with the Atlanta Falcons this past season, participating in 15 games and starting one during the regular season. He managed just three sacks during the regular season and logged one more in Super Bowl LI against Tom Brady in a losing...
Via Sportsnaut
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney is not a fan of the Super Bowl bye week

For the third time in his career, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney is preparing to play in the Super Bowl. To put it mildly, he’s not a fan of waiting so long to play.In fact, Freeney can’t stand the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl. He bluntly said that “I think the process honestly sucks” before elaborating.“Because you’re waiting two weeks,” he said...
Via Sportsnaut
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney on Tom Brady: ‘I try to hate the guy, but I can’t’

At times, it seems as though the list of NFL players not on the New England Patriots payroll who like Tom Brady is small. But if nothing else, we know that the list does include Super Bowl LI opponent and longtime rival, Dwight Freeney. “The thing is, I try to hate the guy, but I can’t because he is a good guy,” Freeney, per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “I know...
Via Sportsnaut
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

‘Paid assassin’ Dwight Freeney calls Tom Brady ‘a cool dude’

Despite recently identifying himself as a “paid assassin,” Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney has a soft spot for Tom Brady. But it’s unlikely the longtime sackmaster will hold back against the New England Patriots quarterback in Super Bowl LI.When asked if he holds any grudges toward Brady given their lengthy history, Freeney expressed nothing but respect and admiration...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Freeney signing with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons, desperately seeking help for their pass rush, are reportedly signing veteran Dwight Freeney to give them a boost in this department. Benjamin Albright of CBS Sports was the first to report this, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Media following shortly behind him with this information: Veteran pass-rusher Dwight Freeney will sign with the #Falcons, source said. He...
Via Sportsnaut
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Freeney: Teams are overlooking him: ‘I’m the anomaly’

Dwight Freeney is still looking for a job. Because of his age, the free agent defensive end may not find one with an NFL team. As you might expect, Freeney still believes he can bring it. Freeney recently told Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report that he is “95 percent” sure he will continue playing in 2016. That is, of course, if NFL teams would stop obsessing over younger players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney is '95 percent' sure he is playing in 2016

Free agent pass-rusher Dwight Freeney remains confident that he’ll be playing for an NFL team come the start of the 2016 season. “I’m going to play again next year,” Freeney said, via Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. “It’s 95 percent. But I can’t see that 5 percent happening.” Over just 11 regular-season games with the Arizona Cardinals last season, Freeney registered...
Via The Sports Daily
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Campbell: Freeney’s sack to win game a ‘championship play’

When the Arizona Cardinals needed a huge defensive play on Thursday night, an accomplished veteran signed in October went back to his signature move to provide the dagger. Dwight Freeney—a 35-year-old with over 100 career sacks—flew up field and spun inside, leaving left tackle Matt Kalil in the dust before strip-sacking quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and finishing off Arizona’s...
Via The Sports Daily
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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