In case you hadn't heard, Dwight Freeney signed a monster long-term deal with the Colts yesterday. And it really is a monster: six-years, $72 million, which also includes a nice little $30 million signing bonus.
Yeah, you read that correctly, a $30 million signing bonus! Leitch wouldn't even cop me free fucking Gawker pen when I signed on here. That cheap son of a ...
Freeney will receive $37.72 million over the first three years of the contract. In doing the deal, the Colts will save $3.68 million of salary-cap room that they can use to keep other players whose contracts are expiring. The Colts had $3.4 million of cap room before reaching agreement with Freeney.
The deal makes Dwight the highest paid defensive player in NFL history, which is something that the boys over at Stampede Blue agree with. Hm, I like when blogs are happy. It's just nice, you know?
Dwight Freeney Signs ... [Stampede Blue]