Report: Dwight Freeney to work out for Bengals

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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.

11 responses to “Report: Dwight Freeney to work out for Bengals

  1. Bringing in Freeney along with the addition of Dansby could mean more in the Locker Room than it will on the field. The Bengals are really in need of some mature veteran leadership to make sure and keep guys in line. All that talent on defense does nothing if they are going to keep shooting themselves in the foot or missing games due to suspensions.

  2. Dwight, you don’t want that body in Cinn come Nov, Dec and Jan. Be patient and stay in Arizona once camp shakes out.

  3. Arizona needs to step up and pay the man! If he goes to the Bengals, Cards fans will miss him on the field for sure but moreover, the class, tenacity, toughness and leadership he brought to an otherwise,sometimes rudderless defense. Go get ’em Dwight, you deserve to be with a winner!

  4. Dallas is foolish not to take a look at him. 8 sacks in 11 games is good. I think their sack leader was at 6

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