Redskins Won’t Consider Dwight Freeney

The Redskins will be without linebacker Junior Galette for the upcoming season, but they won’t consider free agent Dwight Freeney as a replacement, a source tells John Keim of ESPN.comDwight Freeney (vertical)

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Last year, Freeney tallied eight sacks in just eleven games for the Cardinals. The 36-year-old was surprisingly productive in his 255 defensive snaps, but he still hasn’t drawn a ton of interest this offseason.

Strictly a pass-rushing specialist at this stage of his career, Freeney didn’t hook on with the Cardinals until midway through the 2015 campaign, but he made up for lost time when he got there. In 2015, the advanced stats at Pro Football Focus (subscription required) rated Freeney as (tied) for the 51st best edge rusher in the NFL out of 110 qualified players.

Late last month, PFR’s Dallas Robinson ran down the top 10 teams that could sign Freeney.

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  1. planetsabc

    Could be a great signing, not really much downside, they should at least give him a shot

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