Report: Cardinals sign veteran sack specialist Dwight Freeney
The Arizona Cardinals reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney on Monday.
Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowler at defensive end and outside linebacker, will serve as a situational pass rusher, according to reports from ESPN and the NFL Network.
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 12, 2015
Cardinals gave Dwight Freeney 1-year, $870,000 contract, same as Chris Johnson, now 2nd in NFL in rushing. Freeney also has sack incentives.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2015
The 35-year-old Freeney has registered 111.5 career sacks in 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers. He had 3 1/2 sacks while appearing in 16 games last season with the Chargers.
Re #AZCardinals OLB Alex Okafor: While initial estimates had him out for 2-4 weeks, it is now believed he could miss up to 6 weeks.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) October 12, 2015
The Cardinals have a need at outside linebacker after Alex Okafor suffered a calf injury in Sunday’s 42-17 victory over the Detroit Lions. The NFL Network, citing a source, reported that Okafor could be sidelined up to six weeks with a strain.
Backup linebacker Kenny Demens also was injured Sunday, telling reporters he thinks he tore a knee ligament.