Dwight Freeney reportedly isn’t ready to hang up his helmet and pads just yet.
The 15-year NFL veteran reportedly was unsure if he would continue his career after the Atlanta Falcons’ 34-28 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. But, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, citing a source, Freeney has decided to return for another season.
Once a dominant pass rusher, Freeney still was effective during the 2016 season as a rotational edge defender for the Falcons. The 37-year-old veteran tallied three sacks in 15 regular-season games and added another one in the Super Bowl.
Freeney will become an unrestricted free agent when the new NFL league year begins March 9. We would expect the veteran pass rusher to narrow his list of suitors down to those that have a legitimate chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next season.
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