The veteran pass rusher and longtime Colt said earlier in the offseason that he would like to play in 2016 as long as he finds "the right situation." That situation could emerge in Cincinnati after the team lost Wallace Gilberry in free agency, leaving a lack of depth at defensive end. Freeney recorded eight sacks and three forced fumbles in 11 games with the Cardinals last season.
Dwight Freeney will play in 2016 as long as he finds "the right situation," Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
When the Cardinals called five games into last season, Freeney was about a week away from retirement, but another year of wear and tear may be in the offing. If he returns to Arizona (or similarly joins another contender), his snap count will likely be contained in order to ensure the health of the 36-year-old pass rusher. Receiving 24.4 percent of the defensive snaps last season, he responded with eight sacks among nine tackles and three forced fumbles, to which he added another sack in the postseason.
Dwight Freeney (knee) tallied another sack during Sunday's defeat to the Seahawks.
Upon his arrival in Week 6, Freeney has bolstered the Cardinals' pass rush, notching eight sacks among nine tackles in 11 games. He was again contained to just 21 of the 72 defensive snaps in the season finale, which lines up with his usage to date in a situational role.
Dwight Freeney (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Since joining the Cardinals prior to Week 6, Freeney has consistently earned between 19 and 28 snaps, which has allowed him to be a terror to opposing quarterbacks. On the season, the 35-year-old pass rusher has accrued seven sacks and three forced fumbles in 10 games.
Dwight Freeney (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Freeney is coming off a three-sack effort against the Packers in Week 16, though the questionable tag adds an element of risk to IDP owners considering him this week, with the Cards kicking off off at 4:25 ET on Sunday.
|P2||8/19/16||@ SD||9:00 pm|
|P3||8/28/16||@ HOU||4:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|5||10/6/16||@ SF||8:25 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ CAR||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/20/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||4||2||1.0||1||0.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||10||6.0||4||3.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
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