Freeney agrees to deal in San Diego

Four days after the San Diego Chargers received a big blow with the loss of Melvin Ingram for the entire season with a torn ACL, the club agreed to terms with a player it hopes can fill the void.

Dwight Freeney will sign a two-year contract with the Chargers that is worth a base value of $8.75 million, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The question worth asking is how Freeney, primarily a right end in a 4-3 defense for most of his entire career in Indianapolis, will fare again in a 3-4 scheme in San Diego at the age of 33. Obviously, the club believes he can make the adjustment and with Chargers general manager Tom Telesco coming to San Diego from Indianapolis, he is well qualified to make that judgment.

Freeney moved to outside linebacker with the new Colts coaching staff last season and although he was slowed by a high ankle sprain early in the season, he made five sacks. Freeney has 107

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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