Report: Steelers Interested In Former Colts LB Dwight Freeney
According to Pro Football Talk, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of three teams interested in free agent outside linebackers Elvis Dumervil and Dwight Freeney.
This isn\’t the first time we have heard that the Steelers have an interest in Dumervil, but it is the first time that Freeney\’s name has been linked to Pittsburgh.
Mike Florio reports that Dumervil’s decision is expected to come down to the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos, the team that released him last week after they failed to receive a fax back on time after a pay cut was agreed to.
Both Freeney and Abraham were in Denver on Thursday, and both left without a deal, according to Michelle Beisner of the NFL Network.
Freeney, who also has visited with the New England Patriots recently, spent 11 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts prior to not having his contract renewed this offseason. The Colts former first-round draft pick in 2002 turned 33 this past February, and it is hard to believe that the Steelers would have a serious interest him despite their need for depth at the outside linebacker position following the release a few weeks ago of James Harrison.
The Steelers are currently around $2.2 million under the salary cap, so unless either Dumervil or Freeney is wanting to play for near the minimum, I would not hold your breath that either will be coming to Pittsburgh.