Veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney went on ESPN recently to market himself to teams that might be looking for a little bit more off the edge this season and said his preference is to join a winning team.
Freeney’s quest for that job will reportedly take him to Cincinnati. Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports that Freeney will work out for the Bengals this week.
Freeney had a team-high eight sacks and also added three forced fumbles in 11 games for the Cardinals after signing with them during the 2015 season. That production came in a situational role that showed Freeney hasn’t lost much of his ability to get to the quarterback after 14 years in the NFL.
Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson are set to start at defensive end in the base 4-3 scheme that defensive coordinator Paul Guenther runs in Cincinnati, but the loss of Wallace Gilberry in free agency opens a role in sub packages that Freeney could fill.