Colts GM Ryan Grigson: Dwight Freeney 'Is A Colt, Period'
Despite reports speculating on the contrary, the Indianapolis Colts aren't moving Dwight Freeney. The All-Pro defensive end will remain in Indy through 2012, as GM Ryan Grigson confirmed today to Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star.
“Everyone knows Dwight’s a great player. He’s going to be here this year,” Grigson said. “He hopes and fully expects to be a major contributor and a guy who strikes fear in our opponents and offensive lines every week.
“He’s a Colt, period.”
Freeney is under contract for next season -- his base salary will be $14 million, and he'll count against the Colts' cap number for a massive $19 mil. Nevertheless, Grigson has vowed that he won't trade Freeney, nor will he attempt to restructure the veteran end's deal prior to the 2012 season.