Indianapolis Colts
Name  Dwight Freeney
Born  2/19/1980
Height  6-1
Weight  268
College  Syracuse
10/1/2013 7:51:00 PM
Description: Chargers OLB Dwight Freeney was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Insight: He's done for the year with a torn quadriceps. Freeney recorded double-digit sacks in seven of his first nine seasons in the NFL but hasn't done it since 2010.
9/30/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Chargers DE/LB Dwight Freeney suffered a torn quadriceps in Sunday's victory over Dallas.
Insight: Freeney was injured in the second quarter and did not return. We await the decision on whether this will require a trip to the injured reserve. Larry English is the most likely candidate to take his spot in the lineup.
5/18/2013 6:13:00 PM
Description: The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with DE/LB Dwight Freeney, according to Ian Rapoport of
Insight: Freeney has 107.5 career sacks, but he hasn't picked up double-digit sacks in a season since 2010.
2/16/2013 5:39:00 PM
Description: The Indianapolis Star reports that the Colts will not re-sign linebacker Dwight Freeney this offseason.
Insight: This doesn't come as much of a surprise. Freeney's production fell dramatically this season and at 33, it wouldn't make financial sense for the Colts to sign him to a long-term deal. Freeney should attract plenty of interest on the open market given his strong track record (seven Pro Bowl selections in 11 seasons).
1/24/2013 12:32:00 PM
Description: Free agent linebacker Dwight Freeney isn't expected to return to the Colts next season. SOURCE: Peter King, Sports Illustrated.
Insight: Freeney's sack total this season (five) was his lowest since 2007. He wasn't a great fit for Chuck Pagano's 3-4 scheme in Indianapolis and would probably function better as a defensive end on a team that uses a 4-3 defensive configuration.
9/16/2012 12:46:00 PM
Description: As expected, Dwight Freeney of the Indianapolis Colts has been deemed inactive for Sunday's tilt versus the Vikings. The star defensive end suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1's loss to Chicago.
Insight: Be careful about starting the Colts' defense with Freeney sidelined.
9/14/2012 2:45:00 PM
Description: Colts RE/OLB Dwight Freeney is expected to miss Sunday's game against Minnesota because of a high ankle sprain.
Insight: The Colts defense gave up 41 points to the Bears last week, so this is not good news unless you are starting Vikings on Sunday.
8/7/2010 8:12:00 PM
Description: The ankle injury that Colts RE Dwight Freeney played through in the Super Bowl has not affected him in training camp.
Insight: If Freeney is back to full health, expect a bounceback campaign from him. (
5/20/2010 10:16:00 PM
Description: Coach Jim Caldwell expects Dwight Freeney (ankle) to be ready for training camp.
Insight: Freeney should be fine and remains a major focus of the Colts' defense. Look for a bounce-back IDP capaign from him. (
2/8/2010 8:52:00 AM
Description: Freeney was active for the Super Bowl loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Insight: Freeney finished with only one tackle but recorded a sack. He started off well but was clearly less effective as the game moved along. (
2/7/2010 10:49:00 AM
Description: Freeney is expected to play in the Super Bowl, barring any setbacks during pregame warm-ups.
Insight: Freeney missed practice on Saturday and will likely suit up for the game. However, it is certainly unclear how his ankle will hold up and how effective he will be. (
1/31/2010 7:19:00 PM
Description: reports that Freeney has a torn ligament in his right ankle.
Insight: The injury could make it very difficult for him to play in the Super Bowl. Monitor the situation closely as it would certainly be a huge loss for the Colts. (
1/19/2010 12:22:00 PM
Description: Freeney produced two sacks in the Colts' earlier meeting with the Jets, despite very limited playing time.
Insight: Freeney will get his regular workload this time around and could help to make things quite difficult for Mark Sanchez on Sunday. (
1/15/2010 9:10:00 AM
Description: Freeney is back to 100 percent after dealing with an abdomen injury.
Insight: Freeney will start against the Ravens on Saturday. (
10/30/2009 9:08:00 PM
Description: Freeney practiced in full on Friday after dealing with a knee injury.
Insight: Freeney is expected to play against the 49ers on Sunday and could be a solid IDP play with Alex Smith at QB. (
10/29/2009 8:15:00 AM
Description: Freeney did not practice on Wednesday due to a minor knee injury.
Insight: Freeney is expected to be okay and ready to play against the 49ers on Sunday. (
9/30/2009 11:28:00 PM
Description: Freeney is nursing a strained quad and could be out up to 2-3 weeks.
Insight: Freeney has not been ruled out for Week 4 against Seattle but it still remains to be seen how effective he could be with the injury. (
11/20/2008 6:38:00 AM
Description: Freeney did not practice on Wednesday as the Colts' decided to rest him.
Insight: Freeney has battled injuries all year but has played well with seven sacks and three forced fumbles. Freeney will play in Week 12 against the Chargers. (
Questionable10/11/2008 12:27:00 PM
Description: Freeney was a full participant in practice on Friday after missing a few days because of the hamstring he pulled against Houston last weekend. He's listed as questionable but expected to play.
Insight: Freeney makes for a solid IDP defensive line starter against the Ravens. (