Dwight Freeney was surprised to find out that the franchise he expected he would retire with no longer wants him to be a part of the team. It is not because Freeney is overpriced either, because he was not expecting a lot, according to USA Today Freeney was caught off guard by the news.
"I'll be honest with you, I was surprised the way it happened. I figured they would offer me something low, and I would just accept it, go the last few years and retire a Colt and that would be it. That didn't happen," stated Freeney.
The strip-sacking defensive end was primarily professing interest in playing for a New York team, whether it is the Giants or the Jets. He said he likes Rex Ryan, but he also grew up a Giants fan, so either works. When asked about joining his arch-rival in the New England Patriots, he was very open and would "be honored" to play for Bill.
Should the Patriots show interest?
YES! If the Patriots can pay a small fee to get a good defensive end, do it. Freeney had a career-worst season last year, but he was playing through an ankle sprain and he was moved from defensive end to outside linebacker in Pagano's defense. He still claims he has explosiveness and can play, so why not save some money and use it on fixing the secondary because of Dennard's current problems, and sign a good pass rusher for a short contract worth little? I say go for it.