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Dwight Freeney | Linebacker | #54

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 268
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (11) / IND
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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said the team is still looking at free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney.
Freeney surprised with eight sacks in 11 games with the Cardinals last season, but the 36-year-old has not found much interest on the open market. He did visit with the Falcons in May, but Atlanta decided to pass. It is possible they will change their mind if they do not like what they see early in camp. The Bengals and Bucs have also been linked. Jul 26 - 10:47 AM
Source: ESPN

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The Bucs could have interest in free agent Dwight Freeney.

Freeney had some of his best years playing in a Tampa-2 scheme. The Bucs don’t need a sub-package rusher after adding second-rounder Noah Spence, but could find him snaps. Freeney’s market has been quiet since post-draft visits with Atlanta and Cincy. The Cardinals haven’t ruled out bringing him back.
Jul 2 - 4:15 PM

The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers believes the Cardinals re-signing free agent OLB Dwight Freeney is still a possibility.

Somers believes Arizona wants to see what they have in Alex Okafor, Shaquille Riddick, and the other youngsters before they commit to adding a veteran. Freeney visited the Falcons and Bengals over the last two weeks, but he has yet to land a deal. The 36-year-old wants to sign somewhere before camp.
Jun 4 - 1:48 PM

The Falcons aren't expected to sign free agent Dwight Freeney.

Coach Dan Quinn wouldn't rule out a signing "down the line." 36-year-old Freeney also worked out for the Bengals last month. He should land with a team before training camp.
Jun 1 - 4:40 PM

Free agent Dwight Freeney is expected to visit the Falcons next week.

Freeney, 36, is visiting the Bengals on Wednesday, but apparently plans to continue his tour. The Falcons had one of the weaker pass-rush units in 2015.
May 25 - 2:33 PM

Free agent Dwight Freeney is visiting and taking a physical for the Bengals on Wednesday.

Freeney turned 36 in February but showed last season he still has gas left in the tank as a situational edge rusher, recording eight sacks and the sixth-best pass-rush productivity score among 3-4 outside linebackers at Pro Football Focus, with 36 total pressures (sacks, hits, and hurries) on 208 opportunities.
May 25 - 8:39 AM

Free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney will work out for the Bengals this week.

Freeney has made it clear he wants to play for a contender, and the Bengals would certainly fit the bill. If signed, Freeney would serve as a situational rusher behind starters Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson. The veteran recorded eight sacks in 11 games with the Cardinals last season.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 9:20 AM

ESPN's Mike Wells said "there is no chance" the Colts sign free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney.

Freeney made his name with the Colts, recording 107.5 sacks over 11 seasons and helping to win a Super Bowl in 2006. The Colts are already extremely old at outside linebacker, however, and adding a 36-year-old to the mix would do little to fix their long-term problems. After recording eight sacks in 11 games with the Cardinals last season, Freeney should latch on with a contender before training camp.
Source: ESPN
May 14 - 12:14 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney said he definitely wants to play this season.

Freeney surprised with eight sacks in 11 games after signing with the Cardinals in October. Now 36, Freeney would like to re-sign with Arizona, but his main goal is landing with a contender. He should be able to find a home before training camp.
May 12 - 11:57 AM

Coach John Harbaugh suggested the Ravens have interest in free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney.

The Ravens were a potential landing spot for Freeney last season before he signed with Arizona. He would give Baltimore rotational third-down snaps and provide insurance for Terrell Suggs (Achilles). 36-year-old Freeney is Rotoworld’s No. 3 remaining edge rusher.
Mar 26 - 6:28 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney wants to play one more season.

Now 36, Freeney notched eight sacks for the Cardinals in 2015. He's Rotoworld's No. 6 remaining edge rusher.
Mar 9 - 7:47 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim said his top offseason priority will be to "create a pass rush."

The Cardinals pass rush was paced by 35-year-old Dwight Freeney, who recorded eight sacks in 11 games after being signed in October. No other Cardinal had more than five sacks, and Arizona finished 20th in the league in takedowns. Freeney is a free agent and not likely to recreate his 2015 success even if he is brought back. 2015 second-round pick Markus Golden was disruptive despite landing just four sacks and should only get better, but the Cardinals need more talent on the edge. It would not be surprising if they used another high draft pick on an edge rusher this year.
Jan 25 - 11:17 AM

Cardinals OLB Dwight Freeney has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16.

The Cardinals harassed Aaron Rodgers this past Sunday, racking up nine sacks in total. Freeney was responsible for three of them and forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Since signing back in Week 6, Freeney has seven sacks and earned $300K in bonus money this past Sunday. The soon-to-be 36-year-old still has plenty of juice as a sub-package pass rusher.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM

New Cardinals OLB Dwight Freeney is expected to play 15-20 snaps Week 6 against the Steelers.

Freeney was just added to the team on Monday, but coach Bruce Arians does not want to waste any time getting him involved. "He rushes the passer," Arians said "I don’t think you have to teach him that." Freeney should see most his work in sub packages. The veteran had 3.5 sacks in 16 games with the Chargers last season.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 01:15:00 PM

Cardinals OLB Dwight Freeney's one-year deal includes a $1 million sack incentive.

Freeney can earn a $200,000 bonus if he records four sacks, and he will earn $100,000 for each sack after that up to 12. Freeney managed just 3.5 sacks in 16 games for the Chargers last season.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 09:05:00 AM

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