We haven’t heard the last about Dwight Freeney’s ankle this week, but let’s kill the drama: It would be a shock if he didn’t play.
Signs continued to point upward Wednesday that Freeney will play, and possibly play well. Freeney told the media here that the pain in his ankle is subsiding and feels a little better each day.
Freeney has been walking barefoot and on the Florida sand to strengthen the ankle.
Meanwhile, his teammate Robert Mathis may have given away some Colts strategy Tuesday. Yahoo’s Charles Robinson writes that “Mathis talked about Freeney playing third downs, then abruptly clammed up.“
That plan would make a ton of sense. Freeney’s backup Raheem Brock can play the running downs capably, and Freeney can save his ankle for potential game-changing plays.