Freeney Upset Over Not Getting An Offer From Colts

Dwight Freeney expected to receive an offer from the Colts and finish his career in Indianapolis, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.

“I’ll be honest with you, I was surprised the way it happened,” Freeney said in a telephone interview today with the Indianapolis Star. “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.”

Freeney was out of town and informed of the team’s decision in a conference call with owner Jim Irsay, general manager Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano.

He admitted he was disappointed by their news.

“I won’t say there’s bitterness because I understand the business side of it,” said Freeney, who turned 33 Tuesday. “Jim took a chance on me and I have to be grateful for that. I’ve had a long career in Indy, longer than most people in one place.

“I just thought they would offer me something, but they didn’t. So I guess I’m a little disappointed.”


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