Arizona Cardinals sign DE Dwight Freeney to one-year deal

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Arizona Cardinals sign DE Dwight Freeney to one-year deal
Monday October 12th, 2015

The Arizona Cardinals have signed veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney to a one-year contract, reports Rand Getlin of the NFL Network.

The signing comes after outside linebacker Alex Okafor suffered a calf injury in the team’s 42–17 win over the Detroit Lions Sunday. The loss of Okafor, who leads the team with two sacks, opened an immediate need for a pass rusher.

Freeney, who has been a free agent this season, recorded 3.5 sacks with the San Diego Chargers in 2014. Over a 13-year career, Freeney has tallied 111.5 sacks and 266 solo tackles.

The 35-year-old played for Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher during the 2012 season as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Freeney had also been in talks with the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints, reports Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

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