Dwight Freeney has every intention of returning for a 16th NFL season, and it appears increasingly possible that he’ll be doing so in the same colors he donned last year.
While there’s been no indication that an agreement is near, Freeney expressed optimism about his chances of striking a deal.
The future Hall of Famer demonstrated upon joining the Falcons last season that, although he’s quickly approaching the end of a stellar NFL career, he can still provide pass-rush value in rotation. After tallying three sacks in the regular season, he’d go on to tally another in a Super Bowl LI matchup with the New England Patriots.
Freeney, a former first-round pick who spent his first 11 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, will enter the 2017 campaign with a total of 122.5 sacks. The impressive total puts him 18th on NFL’s all-time leaderboard and second only to Julius Peppers among active players.
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