Dwight Freeney would have taken discount to remain with Colts


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Dwight Freeney time in Indianapolis is over. Freeney, the Colts all-time sack leader, was informed last week that he would not be brought back.

The new caught the eleven-year veteran off-guard.

“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.”

Freeney says he was informed of the Colts decision in a conference call with owner Jim Irsay and coach Chuck Pagano. Irsay also informed Freeney that the Colts would induct him into their Ring of Honor.