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Colts made no offer to Freeney

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So what did the Colts offer linebacker Dwight Freeney before deciding to part ways with the 11-year veteran.

Nothing.  Zip.  Nada.

Freeney told Wednesday’s PFT Live that the Colts made no offer at all before he received a call from owner Jim Irsay, G.M. Ryan Grigson, and coach Chuck Pagano advising the 2002 first-round pick that the Colts are going in a different direction.

Freeney realizes that, ultimately, it’s a business decision.  In our view, it’s possible that the Colts knew Freeney wouldn’t accept the offer the Colts would have made, and that they didn’t want to offend him with a lowball number.

Or maybe the Colts simply want to move on, going younger in the second season of a 3-4 defense.

Freeney made clear that, moving forward, he prefers the 4-3.  So if you’re a team that runs a 4-3, get ready to sprint to the phones on March 9, when the three-day legal tampering period begins.

Because there surely will be no illegal tampering regarding Freeney this weekend in Indianapolis.

 

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16 Responses to “Colts made no offer to Freeney”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Feb 20, 2013 1:16 PM

    He got 14 million last year for 5sacks and 15tackles…he was well compensated!!!

  2. kepdogg23 says: Feb 20, 2013 1:16 PM

    It would make no sense to make an offer. Freeney has hardly any value to the Colts. He had 12 total tackles this year.

  3. explosionsauce says: Feb 20, 2013 1:18 PM

    There will be tampering, and don’t call me Shirley.

  4. blacknole08 says: Feb 20, 2013 1:20 PM

    Remember though — this is the same organization that cut Peyton Manning. Luck has worked out pretty well for them.

    Like Reggie Wayne said though, this team reloads not rebuilds. There are tons of pass rushers in this years draft, and Freeney has been on the decline. No surprise he hasn’t been offered a contract extension.

  5. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 20, 2013 1:20 PM

    LOL

  6. nwfisch says: Feb 20, 2013 1:20 PM

    When will people learn that football is a business?

    There is no loyalty to players, especially when the Colts would have to pay for past instead of future production.

    That said, I wouldn’t mind my team signing Freeney.

  7. randyschwimmer7 says: Feb 20, 2013 1:21 PM

    Supposedly Peyton had been recruiting Freeney to come to Denver. Once Denver cuts DJ Williams and his 7 mil contract, they will have even more room to sign Freeney.

  8. jwcarlson says: Feb 20, 2013 1:26 PM

    Well, not all 4-3 DEs can make a successful transition to 3-4 OLB. A team that wants a situational guy and lets him put his hand in the dirt can probably find some value here.

  9. ravens4lifeudig says: Feb 20, 2013 1:26 PM

    Awww.. He sucked this yr anyway lett him go join a contender instead of a pretender

  10. deddmunnie says: Feb 20, 2013 1:35 PM

    Good for Freeney he can cherry pick who is going to overpay him for a couple of years before he retires. Who said its a cruel league.

  11. jgava19 says: Feb 20, 2013 1:56 PM

    I think he may end up in Atlanta or NYG. Seattle may have some interest too, from what I read. If Manning couldn’t pry Reggie to Denver, he won’t get Dwight to venture over.

  12. tombradysbaby says: Feb 20, 2013 1:57 PM

    Welcome to the Patriots Freeney :)

  13. jagsfan1 says: Feb 20, 2013 2:04 PM

    What were they supposed to offer him? a gold watch? 2 tickets to Vegas and a Miley Cyrus show?

    They were done with him – what is the big deal?

  14. mtntrouter says: Feb 20, 2013 2:13 PM

    @randyschwimmer7…I’d rather have DJ Williams restructure his contract. I’m no Denver fan, but I’d rather have DJ and his 100 tackle a season capability when not suspended over a declining Freeney who now only makes the occasional sack or tackle. Really, Freeney is not a fit at all in Denver. You have Von Miller, Dumervil, Wolfe, Ayers, Hunter, Woodyard, and Mays. If you want to replace 37 yr old Keith Brooking, you already have rookies on the bench that could use reps and you have an upcoming draft that is deep. My money says Elway doesn’t sign Freeney, but earmarks the Denver coffers for secondary help.

  15. terripet says: Feb 20, 2013 2:16 PM

    should of cut him last year

  16. Max says: Feb 20, 2013 6:04 PM

    Guys who quote his stats this season are idiots, he was stand-up LB in a 3-4 this season.

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