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OCT 12, 11:40p ET | AP
StatsLLC: Oct 13 / 12:00a ET
News: The Cardinals confirmed the signing of Freeney on Tuesday.
Impact: Freeney's signing came after the Cardinals' top outside pass rusher, Alex Okafor, went down with a calf injury in Sunday's 42-17 victory at Detroit. The 35-year-old Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowl player and three-time first-team All Pro, ranks fifth among active players in career sacks with 111 1/2 and led the league with 16 sacks in 2004.
Rotowire: Oct 12 / 11:15a ET
News: Freeney will sign a one-year contract with the Cardinals, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Freeney played 16 games for the Chargers last season, compiling 10 tackles and 3.5 sacks in a reduced role. However, at 35 years old, Freeney's 111.5 career sacks rank fifth among active players, and he's familiar with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians from their days with the Colts. While Freeney will likely occupy a specialist role, his presence could bolster an Arizona defense that has forced 13 turnovers already this season.
StatsLLC: Oct 12 / 12:00a ET
News: A person with knowledge of the situation says the Arizona Cardinals have signed outside linebacker Dwight Freeney to a one-year contract.
Impact: The 35-year-old Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowl player, has 111 1/2 career sacks and led the NFL with 16 sacks in 2004.