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 last week but didn't choose to play him for the Week 12 game against the Vikings. However, after practicing in full fashion both Thursday and Friday, the legendary sack master seems ready to make his Lions 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.
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.
|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|
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|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|