Freeney added that he specifically wants to be running towards the ball versus running away from it, which implies that he’s looking to be more of a designated pass-rusher than an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
There really hasn’t been any buzz regarding Freeney since free agency opened for business several months ago and San Diego informed him that they weren’t going to be offering him a contract.
Freeney previously hinted that he could call it a career and walk away from the NFL, but it sounds like he’s at least willing to see what opportunities are available to him.
“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. 20 player in our Top 25 Best Available Free Agents list.