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Report: Dwight Freeney keeps lowering asking price

By Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

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Dwight Freeney's last double-digit sack season was 2010. (USATSI)

Dwight Freeney's asking price continues to fall.

The Colts' all-time sack leader reportedly started out asking for $8 million a year in free agency from the Broncos, who needed to replace Elvis Dumervil. “That number got closer to $6 million as the talks went on, but the Broncos moved on at that point,” the Denver Post reported.

The Broncos ended up signing former Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips, and seem prepared to start Derek Wolfe and Robert Ayers at defensive end.

Now, according to the paper, Freeney says he wants a deal similar to the two-year, $8.5 million contract Atlanta gave Osi Umenyiora.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora still would not rule out the Broncos, who are in "Super Bowl or bust mode." The Saints and Patriots also reportedly were interested in Freeney.

Someone is going to sign Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowler who's only 33. But he might have to lower his demands further to make that happen.

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