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Dwight Freeney rumors: DE to visit Lions, Titans, Broncos, others next week

Seven-time Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney has yet to find a home for the 2013 season, but that could change as soon as next week.

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The Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos and others will be among the teams hosting Dwight Freeney in the coming week, reports Ian Rapoport. The veteran defensive end is one of the few remaining pass rushers on the free agent market, which may help him find the kind of deal he wants.

Substantial contract demands have kept Freeney from signing with anyone so far, but recent reports have indicated that he would accept something close to what Osi Umenyiora received from the Atlanta Falcons, a two-year, $8.5 million deal.

Freeney is 33 years old and has the wear of 11 years in the NFL. He had just five sacks in 2012, the second-lowest total of his career. Lions blog Pride of Detroit suggests that the timing may make him a good fit for the team, who have two rookie defensive ends in Ezekiel Ansah and Devin Taylor. Freeney may be approaching the end of his career, but it's been quite a run: He has 107.5 career sacks -- fifth on the active sack leaders list -- 298 career tackles and 44 forced fumbles.

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