Free-agent pass rusher Dwight Freeney's asking price reportedly is dropping again.
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With the 2013 NFL Draft over, The Denver Post reported Tuesday that Freeney will settle for a contract similar to the $8.5 million, two-year deal Osi Umenyiora received from the Atlanta Falcons. It's still reportedly more than the Broncos are willing to spend after signingShaun Phillips to a contract with a $1 million base salary.
Freeney isn't the only aging pass rusher twisting in the wind of a cold market. Former Falcons standout John Abraham, who said he wanted $5 million annually even if he was playing "terrible," remains unsigned. Both players will have to continue to slash their demands to find a taker.
As aging veterans in need of fresh legs, Freeney and Abraham might be willing to go the Brett Favre route and sit out of training camp until the recruiters come calling.