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#1 BodaciousBryce

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

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

 

 

 

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


Edited by Superman, 15 February 2013 - 05:18 PM.

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#2 MTC

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

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


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

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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#4 BrentMc11

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

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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#5 chad72

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

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



#6 ConBro

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

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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#7 BrentMc11

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

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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#8 chad72

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

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.



#9 shakedownstreet

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

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#10 Smonroe

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

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.

#11 shakedownstreet

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

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



#12 In Luck We Trust

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

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



#13 Carl Dzienkiewicz

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

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



#14 Gavin

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

It was just confirmed on the NFL Network



#15 icf

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

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.



#16 BodaciousBryce

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Colts Press Release is out

http://blogs.colts.c...y-parting-ways/


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#17 Warhorse

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

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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#18 TKnight24

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

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

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#19 Coltswarriors

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

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.



#20 Gavin

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

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



#21 coltsrule91

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

gonna miss you 93


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#22 throwingBBS

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:05 PM


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.

#23 GoDeep

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

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


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#24 HungarianColtsFan

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

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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#25 AustinCollie17

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

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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#26 PrincetonTiger

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

A Sad day but not shocking


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#27 Peytonparker

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

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

#28 House

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

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

This was coming all year IMO.
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#29 WhistlingDixie

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

Good night nurse...a year too late.

#30 BrentMc11

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

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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#31 UKColt13

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

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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#32 TKnight24

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

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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#33 danlhart87

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

Nothing against Freeney but im glad he's gone.

#34 BrentMc11

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

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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#35 BrentMc11

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

Good night nurse...a year too late.

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


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#36 Zalekcin

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

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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#37 Mameluc

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

man im gonna miss those 2 guys



#38 Superman

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

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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#39 Gavin

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

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



#40 DelgadoColtsFan

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

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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