Dwight Freeney is one of the last remaining veterans on the Indianapolis Colts roster. Make no mistake, this guy can still really play.
The Colts changed defenses during the offseason, moving from a traditional 4-3 to a 3-4 hybrid. This will make Freeney play linebacker and drop back into coverage.
Freeney has done more than accept this change; he has embraced the challenge.
Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star had an interesting perspective on Freeney's transition.
This is a one-year experiment, a one-year rental for the most part. At Freeney's contract number, there's little chance he'll return next year unless he somehow turns into a premier linebacker such as James Harrison or Lawrence Taylor. A young, growing team is not going to continue to pay an aging player making $18 million even more to play an unnatural position.
Whether Freeney remains a Colt beyond this season is up in the air, but he still has an excellent opportunity to reinvent himself and prove he still has some football left in him.
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