I think the Dwight Freeney release had the league buzzing over the weekend. One GM who was very interested already in former Giant pass rusher Osi Umenyiora told me Freeney would leapfrog Umenyiora on his free-agent board. Assuming he wants to play for a Super Bowl contender, Freeney, who turns 33 tomorrow, would be smartest to take a contract that has minimal guarantees and maximum performance incentives. He’s missed but two games due to injury in the last three years, but teams will be skeptical of how much he has left, considering his last two seasons produced a pedestrian 13.5 sacks.
I’m not sure why King said the Colts released Freeney because they haven’t. He’s still a part of their franchise until his contract runs out on March 12th.
I’m not sure how much Freeney has left in the tank, but he could be a nice weapon for a team that is looking for situational pass rusher.