Dwight Freeney Eyes One More Season

Dwight Freeney wants to play one more season, preferably with the Cardinals, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports (on Twitter).

An unrestricted free agent, Freeney┬ánot ruling out a landing with another team but made it clear Arizona’s his ideal destination. The now-36-year-old defensive end told Marvez (Twitter link) he was one week away from retiring last year before they contacted him and signed the three-time first-team All-Pro pass-rusher.

Freeney turned out to be a vital addition after he posted eight sacks in 11 games despite playing for just $970K. That total represented the most for Freeney since his age-31 season in 2011 with the Colts.

After an injury-marred an unmemorable stint with the Chargers, Freeney went on to lead the NFC West champions with eight sacks, registering three more than the next-best Cardinals rusher. He did so despite starting no games.

Serving in pass-rush situations, Freeney delivered, particularly against the Packers. After a three-sack game in the teams’ regular-season clash, Freeney brought down Aaron Rodgers once in the playoff encounter.

It doesn’t look like Freeney will be in a rush to sign with anyone, so the Cardinals can be patient with the Syracuse alumnus and seven-time Pro Bowler.

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