Dwight Freeney has been sitting in free agency all year waiting for the right contract offer to come around and he has finally gotten it. According to a report from Rand Getlin, the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a one-year contract with Freeney to help bolster their pass rush even more.
Throughout his 13-year NFL career, Freeney has been one of the most lethal pass rushers in the league. He has recorded 310 tackles, 111.5 sacks, 44 forced fumbles and 16 defensed passes.
Arizona is already one of the league’s top defenses and they are serious contenders in the NFC. Not only do they have a playmaking defense, they have an incredibly high-powered offense led by the resurgent Carson Palmer.
Freeney likely won’t be asked to play a huge role, but he will be plugged into the lineup on pass rushing downs.
This move isn’t going to push the Cardinals over the top into being Super Bowl favorites, but it does help them with more depth on the defensive side of the football. He will have an impact on the field for the Cardinals and those doubting that he has gas left in the tank will be surprised.
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