Dwight Freeney talking to Falcons about returning

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Dwight Freeney said he wasn’t going to make an immediate decision about returning to play in 2018 when asked about his plans in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, but it wasn’t long before a report that he wanted to remain in uniform surfaced.

Freeney’s name hasn’t come up for much public discussion since that point, but there have been some talks. Freeney told Alex Marvez and Bill Polian of Sirius XM NFL Radio that he has spoken to the Falcons about another year in Atlanta and that he is optimistic that things will work out for a 16th season.

The Falcons drafted Takkarist McKinley in the first round to beef up their defensive end options and a deal with Freeney would give him a veteran mentor for his rookie season.

Freeney had three sacks in 15 games for the Falcons in the 2016 regular season and added another one in the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

7 responses to “Dwight Freeney talking to Falcons about returning

  1. If he can teach Tak how to be a student of the game and teach him a few tips and tricks, this would be a good signing regardless of how much he has left in the tank, imo.

  2. Great player, and ever better person. Asset to any lockerroom. He’s worth every penny as a mentor to younger players and intensifying motivator for teams serious about making a SB run. Wish the Cardinals had had the wisdom to keep him around and pay him!

  3. For the people who talk about how old he is, you clearly didn’t watch what he was able to do with Vic Beasley. After Beasley’S first year, everyone was talking bust. Then we brought in Greene to mentor Beasley, and Beasley led the league in sacks and credited it to Freeney. I’d love for Freeney to return, as mentor or even as a Coach. He clearly made a difference on our team.

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