Mike Freeman of CBS got an exclusive interview with Dwight Freeney this week, and it seems that Freeney is none too pleased with the way things turned out in free agency. In fact, Freeney believes that the reason he (and a few other notable free agents) couldn't get a bigger contract was because the owners colluded and decided to not spend large amounts of money on free agents.
"I basically think the owners got together and decided not to spend the cash on free agents," Freeney explained. "I definitely think that's part of it. I think the owners made a pact. There's only 32 of them and none of them broke ranks. I think they all decided not to spend money."
Personally, I tend to agree more with Pat Kirwin, who cites Freeney's age and declining production as reasons why he didn't get a big deal.
The Colts spent $140 million in free agency this offseason, including $35 million to something called a Gosder Cherilus. Other teams, like Miami and Cleveland, paid out big as well. Sorry if the notion strikes me as whining on Freeney's part.