Dwight Freeney: Seattle Seahawks release veteran DE after four games

By The Sports Xchange  |  Nov. 21, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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The Seattle Seahawks waived veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Freeney had three sacks in four games with the Seahawks.

The seven-time Pro Bowler was signed last month after Seattle lost pass rusher Cliff Avril to a neck injury.

Freeney ranks 17th in NFL history with 125 1/2 career sacks. The only active player with more is Carolina Panthers linebacker Julius Peppers (151).

All seven of Freeney's Pro Bowl appearances came in his 11 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts from 2002-2012. He has also played for the San Diego Chargers (2013-14), Arizona Cardinals (2015) and Atlanta Falcons (2016) in addition to his short stint in Seattle.

The Seahawks didn't immediately announce a corresponding roster move.

Seattle also released safety Alex Carter from its practice squad.

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