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Colts Officially part with Freeney and Collie

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CONFIRMED: The Colts today have released Dwight Freeney and Austin Collie.


 


 


 


Mod edit: Renamed the thread, because technically neither player was released.


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Confused. What's the whole point of releasing them if they are set to become FA's anyway?

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Freeney was not "released" since hes set to be a FA. They just pretty much told him they aren't going to resign him. Collie on the other hand was released. 

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Freeney must indeed be the square peg....Austin is just a true shame for such a talented guy decimated by injuries.  Two of my favorite Colts of all time.....a sad day for the old linebacker!!!  

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They were just told they are not going to be re-signed.

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Sad news, but neither guy surprises me. They were both fun and exciting to watch! As a former DE, Freeney was an idol of mine in high school... Thank you both from the bottom of my heart!

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Confused. What's the whole point of releasing them if they are set to become FA's anyway?

Exactly....still sad....if confirmed......why is it news..why tweet it?

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Freeney was not "released" since hes set to be a FA. They just pretty much told him they aren't going to resign him. Collie on the other hand was released. 

 

 

Collie was signed to a 4 yr. contract in 2009, so he is a FA too. So, both of them were bid adieu without re-signing.

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Exactly....still sad....if confirmed......why is it news..why tweet it?

Bleacher Report also cited the Kravitz tweet. Not released, but told they wouldn't be signed.

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Confused. What's the whole point of releasing them if they are set to become FA's anyway?

 

it's a courtesy so they can start looking for a new gig before free agency begins

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technically they are not free agents until march 12th when free agency starts. so they were still on the team and therefor released.

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saw freeney play in high school since hes from ct.---one of my favorites---had great career---good luck dwight

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It was just confirmed on the NFL Network

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Right call on both players......Freeney was a great player, but at his age and given the current defensive system isn't worth what he's gonna want to be paid.

 

Hopefully he can go someplace else and have a nice end to his career.

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Sad....but not surpring. Good luck in your future, Austin.....and thank you so much DFree.

 

Two proud battlers for the horseshoe. Dwight will end up in our ring of honor.

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Not surprised by it. But thanks to both of them for the memories they've given me. Never will forget them

*Salutes*

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Sad news, but not surprising.

 

Thanks for everything Dwight. You've been the heart and soul of our defense for years. You'll always be a Colt.

 

Best of luck.

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Sad Sad day but often the right calls are the hardest ones to make, i wish them both the best and thank them both for entertaining us over the years

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gonna miss you 93

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Collie was Great over the middle.

Larry Foote that was some Forearm smash followed by the knee to the head. No penalty, No Fine.

That was $1.166 Million a tackle OR $2.8 Million a sack. And they still had me worried. TY Jim & Grigs.

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Best of Luck to both.  It sure will be weird to not see ol' 93 chasing the QB.

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I think we shall say a big "Thank You!" for both guys.

 

Freeney doesn't fit the new system, and Collie...I think he shall retire.

 

Good luck boys! It was a honor rooting for you!

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Well thanks Austin for being an inspiration to me. And Dwight hope you can finish strong as i don't think you will go to another SB

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Sorry to see Freeney go, he has been my favorite defensive player for years. Having said that, it is absolutely the right move not to re-sign him. Good luck #93 wherever you end up

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I find it hard to believe Freeney was "Very surprised."

This was coming all year IMO.

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Sad....but not surpring. Good luck in your future, Austin.....and thank you so much DFree.

 

Two proud battlers for the horseshoe. Dwight will end up in our ring of honor.

I feel that guys like Bob Sanders and Austin who contributed so much...only to have careers shortened deserve the love too.....

 

Poor old Steve Emtman would have been a beast too....not sure on Trev Alberts...:)

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True shame about both.

Both were incredible talents and played their hearts out week in week out. #17 and #93 will always be greats in our eyes.

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Well thanks Austin for being an inspiration to me. And Dwight hope you can finish strong as i don't think you will go to another SB

So, you gonna change the Username now man?

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Nothing against Freeney but im glad he's gone.

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I find it hard to believe Freeney was "Very surprised."

This was coming all year IMO.

May have come LAST year if the dead hit was not enormous....still sick.....loved 93.....:(

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Good night nurse...a year too late.

Kind of creepy answer...and avatar...for that matter...:)

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Such sad news for Austin Collie, but that move is for the best. I would rather see the man walk away than be carried off the field again. Freeney was a great player for a lot of years.

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May have come LAST year if the dead hit was not enormous....still sick.....loved 93..... :(

 

Wound up not being about the money. I thought it was all offseason, but I was wrong. The dead cap hit would have been $5m. We carried him for $19m. I still think it was a mistake.

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Again, let me reiterate, Freeney and Collie were not released (both are FA), both were told they would not be retained.

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as much as it is best for both sides, it still pains me to see Dwight Freeney go...man it hurts but i wish him the best and hopes he succeeds anywhere he goes

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