Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Freeney set to retire with Colts

Freeney set to retire with Colts

According to Field Yates of ESPN, Freeney has made a decision to step away from the game and sign a one-day contract with the Indianapolis Colts to retire as a member of the team. He's scheduled to have a formal press conference in Indianapolis on Monday.

The Colts saw what everyone in Central New York did, after Freeney set the single-season sacks record with 17.5 and, in one memorable game, sacked former Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick 4.5 times.

- Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) April 19, 2018Freeney is officially retiring from the National Football League as a member of the Colts, the team announced today. His 13 sacks as a rookie were the start of a string of four straight seasons in which he had at least 11 sacks.

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He went onto become one of the defining players in the Colts' great run throughout the aughts, alongside Peyton Manning and fellow Orange alum Marvin Harrison. Freeney had 107.5 sacks during his 11 seasons in Indianapolis. "That's rare company. They both had an incredible gift".

The 38-year-old also played with Chargers, Cardinals, Falcons, Seahawks and Lions.

Freeney will undoubtedly be inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor and possibly even the Hall of Fame. He compiled 125.5 sacks in his career, which is tied with Terrell Suggs for 17th on the NFL's all-time list. "Hopefully the next step is the Hall of Fame for Dwight".

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