Former Colts LB Freeney Upset He Didn’t Get An Offer From Club

Now former Colts LB Dwight Freeney is not a happy camper after being told by the Colts they were releasing him.

The LB felt he would finish his career in Indianapolis, but that’s not going to happen now.

“I’ll be honest with you, I was surprised the way it happened,” Freeney said in a telephone interview 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. That didn’t happen.”

Freeney wasn’t even in town when the call came, and had a conference call with owner Jim Irsay, general manager Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano.

“I won’t say there’s bitterness because I understand the business side of it,” said Freeney, who turned 33 Tuesday. “Jim took a chance on me and I have to be grateful for that. I’ve had a long career in Indy, longer than most people in one place.

“I just thought they would offer me something, but they didn’t. So I guess I’m a little disappointed.”

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