In the past week, the Colts have severed ties with stalwarts Peyton Manning, Gary Brackett, Joseph Addai and Dallas Clark. Considering they just locked Robert Mathis into a long-term contract, Dwight Freeney would appear to be the next Colt on the chopping block.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the rebuilding Colts are fielding telephone calls for teams interested in their veteran pass-rusher, who is sure to bring in some valuable assets. The 32-year-old Freeney is nearing the end of his prime, but should be an elite pass-rusher for at least the next few years.
Given his hefty salary and the premium draft pick (or picks) that it will take to get him, expect only contenders with a bit of cap space to chase Freeney. You can also cross off teams that run a 3-4 defense, as his size and limited coverage experience would make him unable to play linebacker.
With that being the case, here are the five best fits for Freeney.