In addition to the departure of Peyton Manning, longtime Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney could be on the way out in Indianapolis as well. But Freeney hopes that’s not the case.
Asked on NFL Network if he’ll be back next year, Freeney said that if it’s up to him he’ll play out the final year on his current contract.
“We’ll see what happens,” Freeney said. “I do have one more year left and I plan on playing that out. It’s a business. Obviously, I love this city. I love Indianapolis. I love everything about it. I plan on trying to stay. I have one more year left, so we’ll see what happens.”
However, it may not be up to Freeney. The Colts are in a rebuilding mode, and rebuilding teams don’t usually have a lot of room for 32-year-olds with $14.035 million base salaries.
So, as Freeney said, we’ll see what happens. And we may see Freeney playing somewhere other than Indianapolis.