Could Dwight Freeney put new spin on stale Falcons’ pass rush?
Green Bay Packers Jerseys The Atlanta Falcons are set to bring in veteran pass-rusher Dwight Freeney for a visit next week, as first reported by ESPN’s Jim Trotter.
Wholesale Green Bay Packers Jerseys Freeney, 36, was in Cincinnati for a workout first reported by ESPN.com’s Coley Harvey. But as Harvey mentioned, it looks like Freeney will head out of town without a contract.
Freeney, with 119.5 career sacks, had his best days with the Indianapolis Colts. Last year with the Arizona Cardinals, he had eight sacks. But Freeney also played on a pretty stout defense in Arizona. cheap NFL Jerseys
Will the Falcons’ sign him? Well, coach Dan Quinn said he’s always looking for pass-rush help. The Falcons had a league-low 19 sacks last season. And although they’re counting on a big jump from Vic Beasley in his second season, the Falcons still could use more help after not really finding an edge rusher in free agency or the draft.
Beasley led the Falcons with four sacks last season, so getting four out of Freeney would help regardless of his age. Wholesale NFL Jerseys
Here’s what one NFL personnel guy said about Freeney:
“He’s a guy who really has one move; the spin move. He’s old, so he’s going to win on effort. He’ll get three or four sacks on hustle. He’s not going to be groundbreaking or earth shattering. He’s just a veteran guy. And, he’s old, man. But he might help.”
The Falcons have brought in two veteran cornerbacks in Leon Hall and Brandon Boykin but didn’t sign either immediately.