There were some question marks on whether Dwight Freeney was going to make it back from his quad injury last season, but reports sound like he is ready to roll. He is ready for the offseason program and he is ready to make an impact with the Chargers.
According to the doctors, he is healed completely:
“There’s no reason to rush. You have to give your body rest and work yourself into game shape. The doctors have said that I’ve healed completely. So now it’s all about getting my strength back.” – Dwight Freeney via ESPN.
Freeney will be working with the strength and conditioning staff to get him on pace for the start of the season. He will be a playmaker that the Chargers would love to have on the field.
Freeney’s presence would help make the secondary and the rest of the pass defense better. Freeney is one of the top pass rushers in the game, he would be able to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks while attracting more attention away from his teammates. If Freeney is getting all the attention, someone else will have to step up.
Freeney is one of those guys that can make a huge impact on the field and can make those game changing plays. The team may look to add more pass rushers onto the roster through the draft, but that will only help the team make more plays in the passing game. Freeney would be able to get some rest and the team could rotate in pass rushers to get after Peyton Manning and the other quarterbacks in the league.
“The more depth you have, the better pass rush you can create as a team,” Freeney said. “The more people that you have that can do what you can do, that keeps you from being out there so that you’re not wearing yourself out. I think that’s the big thing. From a hockey perspective, you keeping changing those lines and keeping rotating guys to keep those lines fresh.” - Dwight Freeney via ESPN.