Could Dwight Freeney be Cut, and Should Bengals Consider Signing Him?
By Jason Marcum
Freeney is set to make $19.035 million next season, and the Colts just signed DE Robert Mathis to a 4-year, $36 million deal that will pay him $12 million this year. While Mathis and Freeney have been the best DE tandem in the NFL, its unlikely Freeney, who’s 32 and clearly on the decline, will see that $19 million this year. With the Colts in rebuilding mode, they may just cut bait and move on from the franchises’ all-time sack leader at 102. Freeney also has 43 career forced fumbles, four behind the all-time leader, Jason Taylor. With the Bengals having Johnathan Fanene and Frostee Rucker un-signed and not entirely sold on DE Michael Johnson, Freeney could be an interesting target for the Bengals. Its unlikely Mike Brown would pay Freeney the contract he’ll command, but at his age and depending on other teams’ interest, he may be forced to lower his demands. The DE tandem of Dwight Freeney and Carlos Dunlap would be one to be reckoned with. The market for Freeney would likely be affected by where free-agent DE Mario Williams signs.
Randy Moss Impresses in Workout
Moss reportedly “lit it up” during his workout today for the Saints, and it may appear that the future hall-of-fame receiver still has something left in the tank to offer a team. With the Saints about to lose receivers Marques Colston and Robert Meachem to free agency, Moss would fit nicely in New Orleansif they do decide to sign him, though Moss reprtedly has two other visits scheduled with other NFL teams.
Vincent Jackson Likely to Washington or Chicago
NFL insider Jason La Canfora believes free-agent WR Vincent Jackson, who is the best available WR on the market will likely sign with either Washington or Chicago, whom La Canfora believes will engage in a bidding war for his services. Jackson has also stated he is open to returning to San Diego, but desires a contract that will pay him close to $10 million per year, which may be out of the Chargers’ range.
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