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All Signs Pointing to Chargers Kris Dielman Returning Next Season

It looks like all signs are pointing toward Kris Dielman returning for some football next season! In the latest article in the UT San Diego, Acee says:

All indications are that left guard Kris Dielman, under contract through ’12, is planning on returning as well. Dielman had mulled retirement after a concussion and seizure caused him to miss the 2011 season’s final 10 games.

That is some good news for Philip Rivers and the offense. Dirty Dielman is one of the leaders on that offensive line and he is one of the meanest son-of-a-guns on the field. It will be great to see him out there working his tail off!

I hope that he can keep his same intensity and fire on offense. That concussion and seizure could make players hesitant.

With Dielman back, that is one less position on the offensive line that we will have to look to fill during the offseason. Nick Hardwick also said that he is not going to retire and we need to get him locked up to a contract.We also have to figure out what we are doing at the left tackle position with either Marcus McNeill or Jared Gaither.  At least the left guard spot looks ready to go.

There still has not been an official announcement from Dielman, but I would assume that is coming soon.

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  • Jeffrey Perkins

    Having Kris and Nick on the O-line with Gather equals a happy Rivers and Matthews…..

  • RussellGrant

    I agree Gaither has been a beast. Sign him and the line is shored up well.

  • Ernie Padaon

    if this is how are o-line opens up the season… i think i will be pretty pleased!

  • Paul Biggs

    Amen… It would also mean the draft and free agency moves could focus in other areas. Maybe a stud OLB or NT. Or will Tommy Harris be back and be able to take over at NT? I don’t think Garay will be back, but if he is I see him as a better back up.