Jul 25, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) hits a blocking bag during linebacker drills at training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers place Dwight Freeney on IR


The news went from bad to worse for the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday.

First, the team announced that they were placing wide receiver Malcolm Floyd on injured reserve.

Now, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they’ve also lost veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney for the season.


Freeney suffered the injury, which is reportedly a torn quadriceps tendon, during the second quarter of the Chargers’ 30-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday.

“Anytime you lose a great player like Dwight Freeney, it’s a blow to your team,” Chargers head coach Mike McCoy told ESPN.com. “That’s offense, defense, special teams, in your league. When you lose one of the greatest players of all time on your team, with an injury like that, in a game, that’s tough. I give a lot of guys credit for stepping up.”

Freeney was brought to the Chargers after second-year linebacker Melvin Ingram tore his ACL in the offseason.

Freeney, who is in his 12th season out of Syracuse, finishes the year with two tackles and 0.5 sacks.

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