OAKLAND CA - DECEMBER 26: Dwight Freeney #93 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after a sack against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Dec. 26, 2010, in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
The Colts let go one high-profile player this week and they could do the same with another. According to reports, the Colts are listening to trade offers for Dwight Freeney.
The Indianapolis Colts are going to look significantly different in 2012 than they did in 2011. Besides the departure of Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne, the Colts could also be losing Dwight Freeney. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Colts are fielding calls from teams interested in trading for Freeney.
Freeney is entering the final year of a six-year deal he signed. He's due a salary of $14 million in 2012 and has a cap hit of nearly $20 million. With the Colts entering full rebuilding mode, they might as well get what they can for Freeney now before he walks as a free agent next year.
Freeney has double-digit sacks in three of the last four years. Pass rushers are a premium position so he could be highly sought after. It's unclear what Indy is looking for in a trade.