Best thing to do when you are rebuilding is to get rid of players a year too soon as oppose to a year too late. Unfortunately for the Colts, the way Peyton Manning’s contract was structure they couldn’t trade him, but that isn’t the case with Dwight Freeney and they are now accepting offers.
The Indianapolis Colts are fielding telephone calls from teams interested in trading for perennial Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney, according to league sources.
The Colts do not necessarily want to part ways with Freeney, but they need the salary-cap space and Freeney has a $19 million cap number this season and is unwilling to restructure his contract, according to sources.
The Colts are now open to trading Freeney but will only do it for what they consider the right price.
At this point in his career Freeney is not worth $19 million, so it would be prudent for the Colts to find a reasonable deal and wish him well on his endeavors.