The market for former Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Dwight Freeney has developed very slowly, but it will start to pick up next week according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Freeney is expected to begin making team visits next week with a number of teams interested in his services.
From Total Access: Expect Dwight Freeney to start taking visits next week. I’m told 4-5 teams interested as his market heats up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2013
With the news that former Atlanta Falcons pass rusher John Abraham is looking for a full-time role as a starting defensive end, a number of teams (especially contenders) could be more attracted to Freeney because he is more willing to join a team as a situational pass rusher.
Freeney’s numbers took a dip last season, but that could be in large part because he was making the transition to outside linebacker in a 3-4 instead of the 4-3 defensive end where he spent a majority of his career.
If he could find a team that will rotate him at defensive end, he could be well worth the investment.