Chargers GM Tom Telesco said that he spoke to free agent OLB Dwight Freeney a few days ago and informed him that they won’t be re-signing him to a contract.
“I wish him all the luck. I really do,” Telesco said, Michael Gehlken.
Freeney recently said that he still has “a lot in the tank” and isn’t considering retirement.
“I could retire tomorrow and still be happy with what I’ve done in this league,” said Freeney, via the Union-Tribune San Diego. “But I think I have a lot in the tank as well. It’s one of those things where I’m going to wait for the right situation to come across the table. Hopefully it’s with the Chargers. If they are not interested, obviously, you have to (test) the free agent market and see what team is interested.”
Freeney, 35, signed on with the Chargers after the Colts release back in 2013. He unfortunately suffered a season-ending injury during his first year, but rebounded in 2014 and appeared in all 16 games.
However, his production was really limited, as he recorded just 11 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 23 outside linebacker out of 46 qualifying players.
We have Freeney listed as the No. 98 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.