Freeney is officially retiring from the NFL and will do so as a Colt, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Freeney played with the Colts from 2002 to 2012, recording 107.5 sacks in his 11 years with the team. In all, Freeney recorded 332 tackles, including 125.5 sacks in his 16 year NFL career. He spent the last five seasons bouncing between the Chargers, Cardinals, Falcons, Seahawks, and finally the Lions.
Freeney (not injury related) was a full participant in Friday's practice.
The Lions claimed Freeney off waivers early last week, but they chose not to activate him for the Week 12 Thanksgiving tilt against the Vikings. However, after putting in full practices both Thursday and Friday, the legendary sack master seems ready to make his debut Sunday against the Ravens.
Freeney will not play in Thursday's game against the Vikings, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.
The Lions claimed Freeney off waivers Wednesday after he was waived by the Seahawks, so it isn't too surprising to see that he'll be inactive for at least one week while he adjusts to being with his new team. Freeney is expected to be used as a depth option and situational pass rusher on the Lions' defensive line once he is officially made active.
The Lions claimed Freeney off waivers Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Freeney will be reunited in Detroit with head coach Jim Caldwell, who coached the defensive end in Indianapolis from 2009 to 2011. The 37-year-old, who was waived by the Seahawks on Tuesday after logging three sacks in four games, will provide Detroit with extra depth at end while Ezekiel Ansah (back) works his way back to form.
Freeney was waived by Seattle on Tuesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Freeney signed with Seattle a month ago and has played four games with the team. His release comes as a bit of a surprise as the veteran defensive end tallied 3.0 sacks in his short stint with the Seahawks. His release could lead to some added snaps for Branden Jackson and Dion Jordan. Freeney will be free to sign with any team if he clears waivers.
Freeney recorded a pair of sacks in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Redskins.
Freeney now has 2.5 sacks in two games since joining the Seahawks, which account for his only tackles thus far. The veteran defensive end played 25 of 63 snaps Sunday, an allotment that he'll likely continue seeing while primarily being deployed in passing situations.
Freeney recorded a half-sack in his debut with the Seahawks on Sunday.
The half-sack was Freeney's only recorded tackle on the day. The veteran was on the field for just 18 snaps (25.0 percent), which will presumably be his workload for the near future as eases his way into things with the team.
Freeney intends to sign with the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The former All-Pro defensive end is heading to Seattle after visiting with the team earlier in the day. Freeney spent last season with the Falcons, recording 10 tackles and three sacks in 15 games. The Seahawks were looking to add some firepower to their defensive line after Cliff Avril suffered a neck injury and was placed on injured reserve. Freeney, now 37, has a career total of 122.5 sacks, which puts him at 18th all time.
Freeney is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Freeney indicated in the offseason that he was interested in continuing his playing career, but he apparently never found the right fit. The 37-year-old will undergo a physical in Seattle on Tuesday, and if signed, would likely serve as a edge rusher in passing situations.
Freeney intends to continue playing going into the 2017 season, USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports.
Freeney, who is likely destined for the Hall of Fame once he retires, ended his 15th season with four sacks over the Falcons' final eight total games, including one in their Super Bowl collapse. That followed Freeney posting eight sacks during the 2015 regular season, proving he's still impactful in a situational pass-rushing role. Set to be a free agent at 37 years old, Freeney is clearly not an every-down option, but his pedigree off the edge should still garner interest on the open market.
Freeney (quad) is active for Sunday's matchup in Philadelphia.
Freeney missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday and followed that with a full session Friday. His IDP value may be hindered by limited usage, however, as Freeney hasn't seen more than 30 snaps since Week 5 against Denver, nor has he recorded a sack since then.
Freeney (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com reports.
Freeney wasn't able to practice earlier in the week due to what was believed to be a veteran's day of recuperation, but the quad injury will ultimately keep him sidelined Week 9. Brooks Reed and Tyson Jackson figure to see a majority of the reps at defensive end for the Falcons.
Freeney (quadriceps) did not practice Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Freeney was able to give it a go during Sunday's tilt against the Packers and isn't believed to have sustained any sort of injury. It's likely the veteran was simply given the day off considering the Falcons have a quick turnaround in Week 9, playing Thursday night against the Bucs.
Freeney (quadriceps) is active Sunday against the Packers.
Freeney didn't practice in any capacity this week, but that doesn't appear to be much of a concern for head coach Dan Quinn. However, the veteran defensive end is still just a rotational player for the Falcons at this stage in his career and offers minimal IDP appeal.
Freeny (quadriceps) missed practice for the third consecutive day Friday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Freeney was unable to participate in any practice this week. If he cannot play Sunday it will his first missed game of the season.
Freeney recorded a sack and four tackles in a Sunday victory against the Broncos.
Even at 36 years old, Freeney still has an amazing ability to get to the quarterback. The pass-rushing specialist has recorded a sack in each of his last three games, and fantasy owners in need of help in that category would be wise to consider adding him to their roster.
Freeney (rest) returned to practice on Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The veteran was given Wednesday off to rest as the Falcons gear up for Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers. Freeney could receive extra rest throughout the season as the Falcons hope to keep the 36-year-old on fresh legs.
Freeney (back) will be a full participant at Monday's practice after missing the Falcons' final two preseason games, Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com reports.
Freeney appears to be on track to play in the regular season opener Sunday against the Buccaneers. Barring any setbacks, expect the veteran's health to continue improving throughout the week.
Freeney (back) returned to practice Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Freeney has been dealing with a back strain throughout the preseason, which kept him off the field for Thursday's preseason loss to the Dolphins. While he did attend practice Monday, it seems unlikely the coaching will risk the chance of the injury becoming worse and keep the veteran on the sideline for Thursday's preseason finale against the Jaguars.
Freeney (back) will not play in Thursday's preseason tilt with Miami, AJC.com reports.
The veteran pass rusher has been dealing with a back strain that doesn't appear to be serious. With that in mind, coach Dan Quinn noted that Freeney's absence stems from precautionary measures. Brought in to boost the team's lackluster pass rush, Freeney is expected suit up for Atlanta's final preseason game.
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