Dwight Freeney (finger) is active for Sunday's game in Cleveland, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Freeney will be employed as a situational pass rusher, which could yield additional fruit as he grows more accustomed to the schemes of defensive coordinator James Bettcher. In two games with the Cardinals, Freeney has racked up two quarterback hits and one sack among two tackles (one solo).
Dwight Freeney (finger) is probable for Sunday's game.
Freeney will be available Sunday and take over his customary role as a situational pass-rusher. With the Cardinals set to take on the Browns, Freeney might see an increase in snaps if Arizona jumps ahead early.
Dwight Freeney (finger) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Freeney was inked on Oct. 12 to act as a situational pass rusher, but was blanked in his first game with the Cardinals, despite picking up 19 snaps. That number increased slightly Monday against the Ravens, and he wreaked havoc upon Joe Flacco, notching two quarterback hits and one sack among his two tackles (one solo). As his familiarity grows with the schemes of defensive coordinator James Bettcher, Freeney is a great bet to keep up the pressure on a weekly basis.
Dwight Freeney will sign a one-year contract with the Cardinals, NFL.com reports.
Freeney played 16 games for the Chargers last season, compiling 10 tackles and 3.5 sacks in a reduced role. However, at 35 years old, Freeney's 111.5 career sacks rank among the active leaders in the league, and he's familiar with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians from their days with the Colts. While Freeney will likely occupy a specialist role, his presence could bolster an Arizona defense that has forced 13 turnovers already this season.
Impending free agent linebacker
He ranks 20th all-time with 111.5 career sacks. The paper said it's unclear whether Freeney, 35, will return to San Diego or land elsewhere.
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