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Falcons Hosting DE/OLB Dwight Freeney For Visit Next Week

Update:

The Falcons have confirmed that they’ll be hosting free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney for a visit next week.

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Free agent DE/OLB Dwight Freeney has told ESPN’s Jim Trotter that he will likely take a visit to Atlanta at some point next week to meet with the Falcons .

Freeney is currently meeting with the Bengals and taking a physical for the team. However, it sounds like a deal with Cincinnati is not imminent at this point in time.

Like the Bengals, Atlanta could offer Freeney the ability to move back to defensive end, rather than playing outside linebacker as he has for the past few years.

The Falcons have been kicking the tires on a number of veteran free agents in recent weeks including cornerbacks Brandon Boykin and Leon Hall. Although, the Falcons have held off on signing either player as of now.

Freeney, 36, is a former first-round pick of the Colts back in 2002. After spending 11 years in Indianapolis, Freeney signed on with the Chargers as a free agent.

Last year, the Cardinals signed him to a one-year contract and were rewarded with a productive year from the veteran pass rusher.

In 2015, Freeney recorded nine tackles, eight sacks and three forced fumbles over the course of 11 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 51 edge rusher out of qualifying 110 players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.

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