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Colts DE Dwight Freeney has been operating without an agent for the past year, since former rep Gary Wichard died. Now he's hiring CAA to represent him. That suggests the expected. Freeney has 1 huge year left on his contract and doesn't make a ton of sense for a team clearly in full rebuilding mode. New representation indicates that Freeney is about to either renegotiate his deal with the Colts or head elsewhere. At 31, Freeney played 114 fewer snaps last year than in 2010 and registered just 8.5 sacks. He still ranked 9th among 4-3 DEs in pass-rushing performance, according to Pro Football Focus. His career is winding down, but Freeney can still produce. His situation will be interesting.

2 years ago

DE Dwight Freeney is listed as questionable for Sunday but should be good to go. Freeney has been dealing with an abdominal injury but practiced in full on Friday. The Colts don't practice truly questionable players. Freeney is a boom-bust IDP proposition, though Chiefs LT Branden Albert has performed well so far. That adds to Freeney's risk.

Colts DE Dwight Freeney suffered a sprained right ankle in Sunday's AFC Championship win over the Jets.  With two weeks to prepair, the injury shouldn't hinder his availability for the Super Bowl.  Expect him to sit out the majority of practices over the next two weeks, and be ready come February 7th.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Colts DE Dwight Freeney has a torn ligament in his right ankle.  If true, it would put his availabilty for next Sunday's Super Bowl in serious doubt.  At best, he'll be on a limited snap count.  It's great news for the Saints passing game.

The Colts have confirmed that DE Dwight Freeney suffered a 3rd degree ankle sprain in the team's AFC Championship win over the Jets.  It's the worst kind and usually requires up to 6 weeks of rest.  Freeney is expected to be listed as "questionable" for the Super Bowl and may give it a go.  But he'll play limited snaps and won't be his usual disruptive self. 

Tuesday is media day for the Super Bowl, and Colts DE Dwight Freeney (ankle) was the center of attention.  Freeney confirmed that he won't practice at all this week, but he didn't rule out playing on Sunday.  "Hopefully, towards the end of the week it starts to get better," he said. "The decision (of whether to play) will come later on. It's kind of early now."  Freeney will be a game-time decision.

Colts DE Dwight Freeney (ankle) is active for Super Bowl XLIV.  As expected, Freeney will play through some pain in the biggest game of the year.  He won't be an every down player, and it remains to be seen how effective he can be with a badly injured ankle. 

Colts DE Dwight Freeney is inactive for today's game in Buffalo.  With the Colts having nothing to play for, the move makes sense.  He looks to get near full health when the Colts come off their first round bye in a couple weeks.

Colts DE Dwight Freeney (abdomen) is expected to play tonight, according to's Michael Lombardi.  Freeney's presence will make life harder for David Garrard, who wasn't much of a fantasy option anyway.  He and #1 WR Mike Sims-Walker are no more than low-end options for tonight's game. 

4 years ago

Colts DEs Robert Mathis (quad) and Dwight Freeney (abdomen) are both active for tonight's game against the Jaguars.  Looks like the Colts really are playing to win this one. 

4 years ago

Colts DE Dwight Freeney (abdomen) did not travel with the team to Houston and won't play Sunday against the Texans.  It's great news for QB Matt Schaub and the passing game.  Houston will be able to double-team DE Robert Mathis and give Schaub plenty of time in the pocket.

Colts DE Dwight Freeney (abdomen) is a game-time decision for the team's Week 12 game against the Texans.  Freeney didn't practice all week, but he's played through the injury for the past month.  We're expecting him to play, but check back Sunday for his official status.

ESPN reported last night that Freeney would miss 2-3 weeks with a right quadriceps injury.  There has been no confirmation from the Colts, and team President Bill Polian said last night that there was no bad news relayed to him regarding an MRI that was done yesterday.  We will update this as more news  becomes available.    

ESPN's John Clayton reports that Colts DE Dwight Freeney (shoulder) may be active for today's game against the Seahawks.  He wouldn't start, and would probably be on a limited snap count, but his presence alone would be a big boost for the Colts defense.

Colts DE Dwight Freeney (quad) is officially active for today's game against the Seahawks.  It's surprising considering he was expected to miss the next 2 weeks.  He'll be limited, so he's better left on your bench in IDP leagues.

Mike Chappell of the Indy Star says DE Dwight Freeney might sit out the Ravens game with a significant hamstring pull.

Colts DE Dwight Freeney (foot) is out for the year. It's a Lis Franc. And a late-season one at that, putting the beginning of 2008 in jeopardy (read: Kevin Jones). Freeney pocketed $30 million guaranteed when he signed that $72m extension last summer so whatever happens going forward he's got that money.

ESPN's John Clayton reports Colts DE Dwight Freeney could miss more than a month depending on more foot tests. He speculates it's a Lis Franc sprain. If that's the case he'll be lucky to start the 2008 season. reports Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney signed a six-year, $72 million contract Friday that includes $30 million up front. Freeney's the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles QB Jeff Garcia is likely to start on the road against Indy. Start the Colts if you're looking to improve your weekly defensive production.

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