Westbound Pass Rush: Freeney Lands In San Diego

Photo taken by Jim Rogash/Getty Images
Photo taken by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Veteran DE/OLB Dwight Freeney certainly had gas in the tank following his 2012 season. Many teams targeted him in free agency, and he finally found a home.

Former Indianapolis Colts DE/OLB Dwight Freeney received immense attention this offseason. Several teams tried to bring him on board, but he signed a two-year contract with San Diego on Saturday.


Freeney tallied 12 tackles, 5.0 sacks, and a forced fumble in 2012 while with the Colts. The Chargers likely will use him for more than pass rushing however, as DE/OLB Melvin Ingram tore his ACL and DE/OLB Shaun Phillips signed with the Denver Broncos.

There was a huge void at the edge rush position, and Freeney will fill one side. Fellow DE/OLB Larry English is likely to slide in opposite the new Charger.

Freeney will have a prodigious role on the Chargers’ defensive unit. As long as he stays healthy and fresh, he will do fine throughout the regular season.

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