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.”