Dwight Freeney was expecting at least an offer from the Colts

While most understood when the Colts anounced that they would part ways with defensive end Dwight Freeney, Freeney himself was a little miffed.

"I'll be honest with you, I was surprised the way it happened," Freeney told The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell on Wednesday, via NFL.com. "I figured they would offer me something low and I would just accept it, go the last few years and retire a Colt and that would be it.

"That didn't happen."

Freeney, out of town last week, received the news via a conference call with team owner Jim Irsay, GM Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano.

While he doesn't harbor any ill feelings towards those who made the decision, he can't help but be a little dissapointed.

"I won't say there's bitterness because I understand the business side of it," Freeney said. "Jim took a chance on me and I have to be grateful for that. I've had a long career in Indy, longer than most people in one place.

"I just thought they would offer me something, but they didn't. So I guess I'm a little disappointed."

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