Dwight Freeney has one more year on his contract and says he wants to stay with the Colts, but he’s made a move that strongly suggests he expects to do something other than play out his existing contract.
Freeney has hired an agency, CAA, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports. Freeney had been without an agent for a year since Gary Wichard died.
If Freeney really expected to play one more season at his current salary, there would be no reason to hire a new agent now. Hiring an agent suggests that Freeney thinks he’ll be traded to a team that wants him to sign a new deal, or that he’s planning to renegotiate his current deal with the Colts.
One way or another, the 32-year-old Freeney on his current contract doesn’t appear to be a good fit with the rebuilding Colts. As the Colts continue to shed contract, Freeney’s $14 million base salary will likely be gone soon.