An unrestricted free agent, Freeney not 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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