Early Saturday morning, it was reported that the San Diego Chargers and free agent defensive end/outside linebacker Dwight Freeney were very closer to reaching a contract agreement and now that has been finalized. Freeney has agreed to a two-year deal that will make him the replacement for breakout star candidate Melvin Ingram, who suffered a torn ACL during the team’s OTAs earlier this week.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was first to report the news.
Source: #Chargers have an agreement in principle for a 2-year deal with Dwight Freeney
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 18, 2013
It truly is the perfect fit for both sides.
Freeney fills a major need in San Diego and the team’s front office is very familiar with the veteran pass rusher. New Chargers general manager Tom Telesco worked with Freeney during their time with the Indianapolis Colts and now the relationship is able to continue.
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