Last month, when very-soon-to-be former Colts linebacker Dwight Freeney joined PFT Live, he said that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning already had been recruiting Freeney to return to the defensive end position in Denver’s 4-3 defense.
The comment made many wonder where Freeney would fit in an attack featuring defensive end Elvis Dumervil and linebacker Von Miller.
The answer has since become clear — Dumervil and his $12 million base salary will be dumped by Saturday, at which time the payment becomes fully guaranteed.
While the Broncos have plenty of options, we’re told that Manning wants Freeney. Though Manning has no plan to make a power play, he has a way of getting his point across.
And it’s safe to assume he already has.