INDIANAPOLIS (www.incnow.tv) - After 11 seasons, the Indianapolis Colts and defensive end Dwight Freeney parted ways Friday afternoon.
The Colts informed Freeney that he would not be re-signed. As an unrestricted free agent, Freeney may sign with any team.
"Few people have meant as much to the success of the Indianapolis Colts," Colts owner & CEO Jim Irsay said. "Dwight was an artist, a joy to watch, and the dedication he put toward his craft was a rare quality."
Irsay added the franchise will add Freeney to the Colts Ring of Honor at a later date.
Freeney was the 11th overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. During his tenure in Indianapolis, Freeney averaged 34.4 tackles and 9.8 sacks per season. He also played in seven Pro Bowls.
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