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INDIANAPOLIS — Pass-rush specialist Dwight Freeney is ending his NFL career in the place he started it.

Freeney, who brought havoc on quarterbacks for most of his 16-year playing career, will sign a contract with the Indianapolis Colts and then immediately retire.

The team will hold a news conference on Monday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

“He was a great player in every phase of the game,” said former Colts general manager Bill Polian, who drafted Freeney. “He was known as a great sacker, but he could play the pass and the run as well. Terrific run player. He gave you everything you had every week. And what made him even more special is that he did it while knowing teams were aiming to try to slow him down every week.”

Freeney immediately made his presence felt after the Colts picked him 11th overall in the 2002 draft. His 13 sacks as a rookie were the start of a string of four straight seasons in which he had at least 11 sacks. Freeney teamed up with Robert Mathis (123 career sacks) in 2003 to form one of the best pass-rushing duos in the NFL. Freeney had 107.5 sacks during his 11 seasons in Indianapolis.

“He and Robert were such great forces with that incredible pass rush,” Polian said. “You’re talking about two guys who had over 100 sacks in their career. That’s rare company. They both had an incredible gift.”

Freeney left the Colts after the 2012 season and had stops with the Chargers, Cardinals, Falcons, Lions and Seahawks.

His combination of using his speed and a spin move led to being selected to the Pro Bowl seven times and resulted in 125.5 career sacks, which is tied for 17th in NFL history.

Of the 17 players tied or ahead of Freeney on the all-time sack list, 11 are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Julius Peppers, who is ahead of Freeney, and Terrell Suggs, who is tied with him, are still playing in the NFL.

“Marvelous career,” Polian said. “Hopefully the next step is the Hall of Fame for Dwight.”


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The Jacksonville Jaguars will have their schedule finalized and released on Thursday at 8pm EST during a two-hour broadcast on NFL Network, according to Ian Rapoport.

While the when won’t be final until Thursday, we already know the who and the where and boy does 2018 look like a fun time with multiple (!!!) prime time games possible.
Home opponents

New England Patriots: The Jaguars have never beaten the Patriots in the regular season and their only win ever came in a home playoff game.

Philadelphia Eagles: The Super Bowl winner in Jacksonville? Yes please.

New York Jets: Yeah, this game is going to go very differently at home.

Washington: Alex Smith should be able to put up a good fi-hahahahahahahaha.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Can’t wait to beat them in the playoffs and in the regular season in the same calendar year again!

Houston Texans: This is probably going to be a primetime game as Deshaun Watson against this secondary will be a great matchup.

Indianapolis Colts: They’re going to be bad again, folks.

Tennessee Titans: I hate the Titans so much, man.
Away opponents

Buffalo Bills: Doug Marrone revenge game? Doug Marrone revenge game.

Miami Dolphins: Jacksonville is 1-1 in Miami (weird we’ve only played twice there in 22 years).

Dallas Cowboys: Barry Church is going to have #fun.

New York Giants: Tom Coughlin revenge game? Tom Coughlin revenge game.

Kansas City Chiefs: This and the Dallas game represent the furthest west the Jaguars have to go in 2018.

Houston Texans: Please make it Week 1 again, NFL.

Indianapolis Colts: They’re going to be bad again, folks.

Tennessee Titans: I hate the Titans so much, man.

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If the Kansas City Chiefs want to get back into the first-round of the 2018 NFL draft they will have to get creative, even parting ways with a big name.

Since Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in an interview that he’d like to get back into the first round, fans have been creating scenarios to make that happen. Most of these scenarios have involved trading draft picks.

The problem with those is that it would be so expensive to move from the 22nd pick in the second round into the first round. In terms of just using draft picks from this season, it would cost the Chiefs at least four of their eight picks. For a team with multiple holes in their lineup, they can’t afford to trade four or more for one.

Another option is to trade future picks, but that again would still be expensive. And the future is so hard to predict that who knows how truly valuable those future picks could be. If some unexpected retirements or injuries happen, then they made need those picks to fill those spots.

The easiest way that the 2018 Chiefs can move up into the first round would be by trading a good player. Judging by the reactions fans had after the Marcus Peters trade these will not be popular scenarios. However, if the Chiefs are truly wanting to move up into the first round for a player they want, these are scenarios they must consider.


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The Los Angeles Chargers announced on Sunday that they’ve added a new quarterback to the mix behind Philip Rivers as they’ve agreed to terms with veteran Geno Smith on a one-year deal.

Smith entered the league as the New York Jets’ second-round pick (39th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. He appeared in 33 games over four seasons for the Jets with 30 starts, completing 501 of his 866 attempts for 5,962 yards and 28 touchdowns. After an ACL injury cost him all but two games in 2016, Smith spent last season as Eli Manning’s backup for the New York Giants. He appeared in two games with one start, completing 21-of-36 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown.

Head Coach Anthony Lynn boasts an intimate knowledge of the 6-3, 221-pound Smith as he was with the Jets for the first two seasons of the QB’s career with the team. Over that span, the quarterback started 29 of the 30 games he appeared in, completing 446-of-810 attempts for 5,571 yards and 25 touchdowns. Smith also rushed 131 times for 604 yards and another seven TDs.