Chargers sign Mitch Unrein to two-year deal

The San Diego Chargers have signed former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Mitch Unrein to a two-year contract, Unrein is 6-4, 306 pounds and he’ll play his fifth NFL season in 2015. A native of Eaton, Colorado, Unrein played at the University of Wyoming before signing with the Houston Texans as a free agent in 2010. He spent five seasons with the Broncos (2010-14), including most of 2010 on the Broncos’ practice squad, after he was released by the Texans. Over the last four seasons (2011-14), Unrein played in 54 games with three starts and he recorded 48 tackles and a fumble recovery. He also appeared in six postseason games. In 2012, Unrein saw action as a fullback in short-yardage situations and he caught a one-yard touchdown pass in a game against Tampa Bay to become the first Broncos defensive lineman in team history to catch a touchdown pass. Unrein’s signing is the Chargers’ ninth roster move to add or retain players during free agency. The Bolts previously signed the following unrestricted free agents: wide receiver Stevie Johnson (San Francisco), safety Jimmy Wilson (Miami), guard Orlando Franklin (Denver) and return specialist Jacoby Jones (Baltimore). The Chargers also re-signed three of their own would-be unrestricted free agents: left tackle King Dunlap, cornerback Brandon Flowers and defensive end Ricardo Mathews, while re-signing restricted free agent center Trevor Robinson. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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