Defensive star Dwight Freeney to retire as member of Colts

Defensive end Dwight Freeney plans to retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.

Team officials made the announcement Thursday.

Freeney was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a three-time first-team All-Pro selection and played in three Super Bowls. He won his only Super Bowl victory with the Colts following the 2006 season.

The speed rusher was best known for his trademark spin, a move defensive coaches chided and offensive linemen feared.

Freeney was Indy's first-round draft pick in 2002 and stayed through 2012. He is second in Colts' history with 107½ sacks, trailing only Robert Mathis.

He also played with San Diego, Arizona, Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit, and is tied for No. 17 in league history with 125-1/2 sacks.

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