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Dwight Freeney

Dwight Freeney - #93 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 268 lbs.
Birthday 02/19/1980
Birthplace Hartford, CT
College Syracuse
Years played 12
Drafted 2002, 1st round, 11th pick by Colts

Polian: Freeney likely to play

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
DE Dwight Freeney is likely to play in Super Bowl XLIV, Colts president Bill Polian said a couple of hours before game time.

Wayne, Powers practice; Freeney doesn't

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
DE Dwight Freeney sat out the Colts' final walk-through Saturday prior to Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV, watching from a golf cart. WR Reggie Wayne, however, returned to the field after having aggravated a season-long right knee injury during Friday ...

Wayne aggravates knee injury; Freeney sits again

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Colts WR Reggie Wayne aggravated a right knee injury late in practice Friday, but head coach Jim Caldwell said he believed the injury was minor, according to the Colts' media pool report.

Caldwell: Freeney 'trending in the right direction'

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday that DE Dwight Freeney is "trending in the right direction" as he tries to recover from a right ankle injury in time for Super Bowl XLIV, but in a common refrain, he noted ...

Logo for Super Bowl XLV unveiled

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
During an unveiling of the logo for Super Bowl XLV, the NFL announced Thursday that, going forward, the basic design of future logos will remain static.

Q&A with Colts DE Dwight Freeney

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney told reporters Thursday that his sprained right ankle is gradually improving.

Saints' Bush has endured growing pains

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush has had an up-and-down career to date, but head coach Sean Payton believes his knowledge of the offense has improved. Read Wednesday's Super Bowl notebook.

Disruptive Mathis a star in own right

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:54 a.m. ET
While Colts DE Robert Mathis usually draws second billing to Dwight Freeney, all eyes will be on him Sunday if Freeney can't play, and Mathis, voted a Pro Bowl starter, is quite capable of picking up the slack.

Colts DE Freeney's status remains in question

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
In Tuesday's Super Bowl notebook, PFW's Mike Wilkening says that Colts DE Dwight Freeney is unlikely to practice this week, and his status for Super Bowl XLIV remains in question. Also, Colts safeties Melvin Bullitt and Antoine Bethea ...

Colts preparing to go on without Freeney, but he could still play

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
The Colts are preparing to play without DE Dwight Freeney, who injured his ankle in the AFC title game and missed practice all last week, head coach Jim Caldwell said Monday. However, the possibility remains that Freeney could play Sunday.

Will Freeney's bad ankle equalize matchup?

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints OLT Jermon Bushrod and Colts DRE Dwight Freeney in the first of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Manning, Brady head 2000s All-Decade team

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
QBs Peyton Manning and Tom Brady head the 53-player 2000s NFL All-Decade team announced by the league Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 20, 2013
The Denver Broncos are set to talk with free agent Freeney and John Abraham on Thursday, 48 hours after they submitted a new contract proposal to Elvis Dumervil.||||||| Freeney, 33, and Abraham, 34, are both older and less productive than Dumervil, 29, but might make financial sense for the Broncos, who had to cut Dumervil last week to avoid paying him $12 million in 2013.
Posted Feb. 15, 2013
The Indianapolis Colts said Friday they will not re-sign Freeney or oft-injured receiver Austin Collie.||||||| Both will become unrestricted free agents next month. Freeney, Indy's career sacks leader, turns 33 next week. His sacks totals declined for a third straight year in 2012, this time after moving from defensive end to outside linebacker. Team owner Jim Irsay said in a statement that few players had more impact on the Colts' success than Freeney, who Irsay calls an "artist" and a "joy to watch."
Posted Sept. 14, 2012
Freeney is inactive for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.||||||| Freeney (ankle) will be replaced by Jerry Hughes at outside linebacker. He could return after the Colts' bye in Week 4.
Posted Sept. 09, 2012
Pro Bowlers Charles Tillman and Freeney have left Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears.||||||| Freeney, one of the few holdovers on the Colts' heavily remade roster, was listed as questionable to return after injuring an ankle in the first quarter. The linebacker was hurt on the Bears' first scoring drive when he was blocked low and appeared to roll his ankle. Freeney and Robert Mathis, Pro Bowl defensive ends who were among the league's most feared pass rushers, have moved to linebacker this season as the Colts shift to a 3-4 hybrid defense.
Posted March 28, 2012
A financial adviser and her lover face wire fraud charges in Los Angeles for allegedly swindling $2.2 million from Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney. Eva Weinberg of Los Angeles and Michael Stern of Miami were arrested last week by FBI agents who believe they were trying to flee the U.S. Stern appeared in a Miami courtroom Wednesday and will be extradited to California.||||||| An FBI affidavit says about $2.2 million was wired from Freeney's account by Weinberg, his financial manager, to a company owned by Stern between June 2010 and last October unbeknownst to Freeney. Freeney is only identified in records by initials but Stern's lawyer Henry Bell confirms the lineman is the purported victim.

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