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Colts take care of defense

While the size of Dwight Freeney's six-year, $72 million contract may appear to be staggering, it makes sense for the Colts, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: July 11, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Although the size of Dwight Freeney's six-year, $72 million contract may appear to be staggering at first, it makes long-term sense for the Colts.

A defensive player inevitably was going to crack the $10 million a year plateau. Freeney's landmark contract will certainly adjust the salary figures of top defensive playmakers now that the salary cap has risen to $109 million for 2007 and is expected to go to $116 million next year.

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