Detroit Lions Claim Dwight Freeney Off Waivers

The Detroit Lions have claimed veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney off waivers. 37 year-old Freeney was waived by the Seahawks after a four-game run with Seattle – in which he had 3 sacks.

Detroit picked up Freeney to help with their struggling pass rush as they make a run at a division title. This isn’t the first time Dwight Freeney and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell have worked together — Freeney was with Caldwell in Indianapolis from 2009 to 2011, where he was a pro-bowler all three years.

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Freeney tweeted Wednesday afternoon, “Can’t wait to unite with my former head coach Jim Caldwell and play for the @Lions!! #reunion #letsgetit”

Lions president Rod Wood said during a radio interview Wednesday that Freeney would play as soon as he’s ready. It’s doubtful that he will play in Thursdays match-up against the Minnesota Vikings — it’s likely he will make his first start as a Lion when the team travels to Baltimore to take on the Ravens on December 3rd.

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