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Indianapolis Colts: Dwight Freeney Is a Colt, Until He Isn’t

Published by on March 26, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson was definitive in his declaration about Dwight Freeney on Monday.

"He's a Colt, period".

While Grigson's affirmation of Freeney's status with the team is nice, it also doesn't make much sense. Freeney is 32 years old, and in the last year of his contract with the Colts. Rumors were flying recently that Freeney was on the trading block.

It's easy to see why:

  • Age. At 32, Freeney still has good years ahead of him, but with the Colts in rebuilding mode and Freeney in the last year of his deal, it doesn't make sense for the Colts to re-sign him after this season.
  • Contract. Freeney is slated for a massive cap hit of nearly $19.5 million. However, $14 million of that is base salary which can...

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