Former Indianapolis Colts pass-rush extrordinare Dwight Freeney will
sign a contract with the Colts, then retire, the team announced
Thursday. He will formally announce his retirement as a member of the
Colts at a press conference on Monday.
Freeney played 16 years in the NFL, first 11 with the Colts. He played 2 years for the then-San Diego Chargers and two more years with the Atlanta Falcons. Last season he played five games for the Detroit Lions and four for the Seattle Seahawks.
He recorded a career total of 125.5 sacks which is tied for 17th in NFL history with 107.5 of those comng with his time with the Colts. Freener was a 7-time Pro Bowler and was named first-team All-Pro three times. His best season was 2004, when he had a league-leading 16 sacks.
Thank you Dwight Freeney, see you in the Colts ring of honor soon and next stop, Canton in a few years!