Report: Dwight Freeney signed with Seahawks because Falcons dragged their feet

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Report: Dwight Freeney signed with Seahawks because Falcons dragged their feet

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Curtis Compton/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 30, 2017, Houston: Falcons Dwight Freeney takes a question on Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Former Atlanta pass rusher Dwight Freeney said Falcons coach Dan Quinn was interested in signing him before Freeney signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 24

So what stood in his way of returning to Atlanta?

Dave Softy Mahler of 950 KJR in Seattle reported Thursday that Freeney said the Falcons dragged their feet for six to seven weeks so the defensive end chose Seattle.

At the end of last season, Freeney’s 15th in the NFL, the Falcons did not sign him to a new contract.

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