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Vontae Davis wants Colts to sign Dwight Freeney

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The Colts need pass rush help. Dwight Freeney is a free agent looking to find a team for the 2016 season. Freeney recorded 107.5 sacks in eleven seasons with the Colts to begin his career. Clearly a reunion is a perfect match, right?

We looked at the issue a few days ago and mentioned that, while it does seem like a move the Colts should make, it's probably not likely. I wrote that I though the Colts should sign Freeney, however, and 85% of our readers agreed with those sentiments. It turns out Colts cornerback Vontae Davis agrees as well.

Davis took to twitter on Sunday to mention that he would love to see the Colts sign Freeney and bring the pass rusher back to Indianapolis.

As a note, it's likely that Davis meant that he "would" love rather than "will" love like he wrote, as the way he wrote it seems to indicate that the signing will happen. I don't believe that Davis is breaking news here, so it's likely that he just meant to say that he would love to see it. Grammar mistakes like that aren't uncommon on twitter (he left out an e in Freeney's name, too), but they can sometimes create confusion. On this specific tweet, I don't think that was intentional.

Aside from that note, it's interesting to see Davis outspoken about how he'd like to see Dwight Freeney return to the Colts. Davis and Freeney played together for one season with the Colts - in 2012, Davis's first with the team and Freeney's last. At the time, Freeney was the Colts' all-time sack leader (Robert Mathis has since passed him on that list) and had already established himself as an all-time great Colt, having recorded 107.5 sacks and 44 forced fumbles in eleven seasons while making seven Pro Bowls, being a three-time first-team All-Pro, and recording seven double-digit sack seasons. Since that time, Davis has also established himself as a pretty good defender in his own right, as he has made the Pro Bowl in back-to-back years as one of the league's better corners.

I'm sure that many Colts fans are just like Vontae Davis in hoping that the team brings back Dwight Freeney as a free agent. Again, it seems like a perfect fit to at least give him a shot to see what he can do, though it's very much a question of whether that will actually happen.