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.READ MORE: Long Island Woman Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison For Death Of Anti-Gang Activist Evelyn Rodriguez
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.”READ MORE: Woman In Viral Series Of TikTok Videos Finds Secret Room In New York City Apartment
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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