Eager to fill the hole left by injured outside linebacker Melvin Ingram, the Chargers signed one of the elite pass rushers of the last decade.
Dwight Freeney, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts, signed a two year deal with San Diego.
Freeney is a seven-time Pro-Bowl selection who, although he has lost a step, is still a potent pass rusher. Released by the Colts this offseason, he was also heavily courted by the Broncos and the Patriots.
He joins another 3-4 defense in San Diego, and the coordinator for the Chargers is John Pagano, the brother of Freeney’s head coach last season, Chuck Pagano.
The pass rusher has accumulated 107 1/2 sacks over the course of his career, and an incentives package is tied to his sack production.