29-Year-Old Linebacker – Indianapolis Colts
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
A Week 1 hamstring injury limited Freeman to 12 games in 2014, and nagged him for the rest of the season, but he still managed to approach triple-digit tackles on just 764 snaps. Considering he's like...
Jerrell Freeman Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $2.35 million restricted free-agent tender with the Colts in April of 2015.
Freeman has signed his one-year, $2.35 million restricted free-agent tender with the Colts, the Indianapolis Star reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The injury isn't thought to be serious, but the need for an MRI is a concern. Freeman, who had six tackles in Sunday's win, has an average of 6.3 tackles per game since missing four games due to a hamstring injury.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
General manager Ryan Grigson has made some questionable moves since he took over the Colts, but the acquisition of Freeman from the CFL in 2012 was sheer brilliance. Freeman immediately made clear that he's one of the top linebackers in the league, and he was even better in 2013. His tackle total dipped from 145 to 126, but Freeman improved his sack production from two to 5.5, intercepted two passes and forced six fumbles. He appears to be one of the best sack sources for IDPs at ILB and MLB, and the Colts will presumably try to keep utilizing him in that regard after posting such a high forced fumble total. The arrival of fellow inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is probably a slight concern to Freeman's tackle production – Jackson posted 271 tackles over the last two years – but Freeman shouldn't fall below the 120-tackle range, and he'll likely remain a standout playmaker in the sack and forced fumble categories.
Freeman made the Colts roster as an undrafted free agent who previously played in the CFL, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor before that, so it would be an understatement to say that his 145 tackles took the league by huge surprise. Freeman rounded out his superb 2012 with two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception he returned for a touchdown. He'll head into 2013 as the top Indianapolis linebacker, even with Pat Angerer returning to full health.
Freeman played three seasons for Saskatchewan in the CFL, where he was a 2011 All Star. He'll compete for a reserve linebacker role.
Will try to make the roster as a backup linebacker or on special teams.