Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat Sep 05 03:47:39 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WILL HEAR TRADE OFFERS FOR DEFENSIVE END DWIGHT FREENEY
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 08:56 AM EDT

The Philadelphia Colts are fielding phone calls from teams interested in trading for perennial Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney, league resources said. Betting lines

The Colts additionally released halfback Joseph Addai, tight end Dallas Clark, safety Melvin Bullitt, linebacker Gary Brackett and quarterback Curtis Painter.  Sports scores

“These players all made amazing beneficences to the franchise and will always be members of the Colts family,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a statement. “It’s at all times hard to make these calls which the nature of the income cap requires.

Their bequests with the Colts will be always recalled by the franchise, fans and Indianapolis community. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”

The Colts do not always need to part methods with Freeney, but they require the salary-cap space and Freeney has a $19 million cap number this season and is unwilling to restructure his contract, resources said. The Colts are now open to trading Freeney but will do it for what they take into account the right cost.

Freeney has spent his entire 11-year career with the Colts and has been named to seven Pro Bowls. His 8½ sacks last season were 2nd on the team. He’s the Colts’ best-ever sacks leader with 102½.

New Colts GM Ryan Grigson declined to comment on Freeney’s status.

This is the most recent round in a huge housecleaning venture that started 2 months back when the Colts completed their worst season in 20 years. Nobody is granted.

And now with surprised fans still getting accustomed to life without No. 18, Grigson freed another round of sweeping changes that almost certainly will rile up the fan base.

“It’s actually a tough deal, it’s hard on everybody, especially Mr. Irsay,” Grigson declared. “Hopefully the fans recognize that to achieve the victory once more that we have had before, we’ve got to make some tough choices.”

This week’s moves joined with the list of those previously scheduled to become free agents next week mean the Colts might have 7 new starters on offense this fall. Those leaving could include Manning, Addai, Clark, Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Ryan Diem and Jeff Saturday.

Clearly, the Colts are looking to get younger after last season’s sensational crash.

Addai piled up 4,453 yards rushing and 39 touchdowns over 6 seasons in Indianapolis, making the Pro Bowl in 2007. Clark spent 9 years with the Colts, setting team records and creating a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses as he caught 427 passes for 4,887 yards and 46 touchdowns. He became the 2nd tight end in NFL history to tally 100-plus receptions and was chosen for the Pro Bowl in 2009.

Brackett and Bullitt, like Manning, were team captains.

Brackett spent 9 seasons in Indy and finished with 754 tackles (448 solo), 4 sacks and 12 interceptions. Bullitt, a 5-year veteran of the Colts, had 189 tackles (122 solo), 7 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 7 passes defensed.

Painter, a 6th-round draft pick in 2009, played carefully until 2011, when he made 8ht starts as the Colts desperately attempted to get a substitute for Manning. In all, he was 140-of-271 for 1,624 yards, 6 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a 60.6 quarterback rating.

And most, or all of the players, were prominent in the community, too.

That may make it even tougher for the aficionados to take.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 8/9/2015 - 11/2/2015
BASEBALL 8/13/2015 - 10/4/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Alabama
2
Notre Dame
3
Penn State
4
Arizona State
5
Auburn
09/04/2015
College FootballBaylor vs SMU4:00 PM PST
09/05/2015
ATP - US OpenBERDYCH, TOMAS vs. GARCIA-LOPEZ, GUILLERMO08:00 AM PST
ATP - US OpenTOMIC, BERNARD vs. GASQUET, RICHARD08:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenPETKOVIC, ANDREA vs. KONTA, JOHANNA08:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenKVITOVA, PETRA vs. SCHMIEDLOVA, ANNA-KAROLINA08:00 AM PST
College FootballStanford vs Northwestern09:00 AM PST
ATP - US OpenISNER, JOHN vs. VESELY, JIRI09:30 AM PST
WTA - US OpenERRANI, SARA vs. STOSUR, SAMANTHA09:30 AM PST
WTA - US OpenPENNETTA, FLAVIA vs. CETKOVSKA, PETRA09:30 AM PST
ATP - US OpenKOHLSCHREIBER, PHILIPP vs. FEDERER, ROGER10:00 AM PST
MLBRays vs Yankees10:05 AM PST
MLBOrioles vs Blue Jays10:05 AM PST
MLBBrewers vs Reds10:10 AM PST
ATP - US OpenTROICKI, VIKTOR vs. YOUNG, DONALD10:45 AM PST
WTA - US OpenLEPCHENKO, VARVARA vs. BARTHEL, MONA11:00 AM PST
MLBDiamondbacks vs Cubs11:20 AM PST
WTA - US OpenAZARENKA, VICTORIA vs. KERBER, ANGELIQUE11:30 AM PST
ATP - US OpenANDERSON, KEVIN vs. THIEM, DOMINIC12:05 PM PST
ATP - US OpenWAWRINKA, STAN vs. BEMELMANS, RUBEN12:15 PM PST
WTA - US OpenSTRYCOVA, BARBORA vs. LISICKI, SABINE12:15 PM PST
College FootballPenn State vs Temple12:30 PM PST
College FootballVirginia vs UCLA12:30 PM PST
College FootballLouisville vs Auburn12:30 PM PST
College FootballBYU vs Nebraska12:30 PM PST
MLBPirates vs Cardinals1:05 PM PST
MLBPhillies vs Red Sox1:05 PM PST
MLBMets vs Marlins1:10 PM PST
College FootballArizona State vs Texas A&M4:00 PM PST
WTA - US OpenROGERS, SHELBY vs. HALEP, SIMONA4:00 PM PST
MLBBraves vs Nationals4:05 PM PST
MLBIndians vs Tigers4:05 PM PST
UFCJoaquim Silva vs Nazareno Malegarie4:05 PM PST
MLBWhite Sox vs Royals4:10 PM PST
MLBTwins vs Astros4:10 PM PST
UFCJoe Riggs vs Ron Stallings4:30 PM PST
College FootballTexas vs Notre Dame4:30 PM PST
College FootballWisconsin vs Alabama5:00 PM PST
UFCTiago Trator vs Clay Collard5:05 PM PST
MLBGiants vs Rockies5:10 PM PST
ATP - US OpenBELLUCCI, THOMAZ vs. MURRAY, ANDY5:15 PM PST
UFCRaquel Pennington vs Jessica Andrade5:30 PM PST
MLBDodgers vs Padres5:40 PM PST
MLBMariners vs Athletics6:05 PM PST
MLBRangers vs Angels6:05 PM PST
UFCFrancisco Rivera vs John Lineker6:05 PM PST
UFCRoss Pearson vs Paul Felder6:30 PM PST
College FootballMississippi State vs Southern Miss7:00 PM PST
UFCAlex Chambers vs Paige VanZant7:10 PM PST
UFCCorey Anderson vs Jan Blachowicz7:35 PM PST
UFCJimi Manuwa vs Anthony Johnson8:05 PM PST
UFCFrank Mir vs Andrei Arlovski8:30 PM PST
UFCJohn Dodson vs Demetrious Johnson9:05 PM PST

x