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Freeney’s Father: Dwight Would ‘Love’ To Play For Giants, But ‘They’re Broke’

'Talking To Him, He Would Love To Be With The Giants'
Dwight Freeney (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Dwight Freeney (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Defensive end Dwight Freeney has only played for one team in his 11-year career.

But the former Indianapolis Colt, still a free agent late in the offseason, is looking for a job.

Back in February, the seven-time Pro Bowler said that he would love to head east and play for the G-Men.

“Playing in New York would be attractive,” Freeney told SiriusXM Radio at the time. “Playing for (the Giants) would be a dream.”

Three months later, the 33-year-old is still interested in playing for New York.

“His heart is with … talking to him, he would love to be with the Giants,” Hugh Freeney, Dwight’s father, told Sirius radio’s Adam Schein. “But the Giants unfortunately … doesn’t have the money for it. They’re broke.”

OK, then. General manager Jerry Reese is, indeed, always conscious of the salary cap, although Freeney could be a good fit in East Rutherford after Osi Umenyiora signed a two-year deal with the Falcons on March 27. Reese also has to be careful as Victor Cruz’s potential long-term extension hangs in the balance.

Born in Hartford, Conn., the former first-round pick grew up a Giants fans and idolized the legendary Lawrence Taylor. After attending high school in Bloomfield, Conn., he played his collegiate ball at Syracuse University in upstate New York.

A three-time First-Team All-Pro and the AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2005, Freeney recorded 12 tackles, five sacks and a forced fumble in 14 games in 2012. He has amassed 10-plus sacks seven times in his career, including 2004 when he led the NFL with 16.

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