San Diego Chargers Sign DE Jarius Wynn

Sep 8, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive end Jarius Wynn (94) during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Saints 42-34. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have added some depth on the defensive front today by signing DE Jarius Wynn to a one-year deal. Wynn has been in the league for 4 seasons and has played with the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans.

He was drafted by the Packers in 2009 in the 6th round and won a championship in Super Bowl XLV with the Pack.

He will be competing for a roster spot on our defensive line. There are plenty of positions open. Aubrayo Franklin, Vaughn Martin and Antonio Garay all dipped out of town and we need depth. Wynn is sure to see a few more vets brought on and a few undrafted free agent signings to compete for those positions.

I don’t know much about him, but I know he is 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds and will have a good shot of making the roster. We need big bodies. I wonder if he has ever thought about playing offensive line? We can just throw anyone out over there and see what sticks.

Topics: Free Agency, San Diego Chargers

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  • 619chargers4life

    thats whats up.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Besides the draft it’s all about the depth baby. more depth then depth can get.

    • Supercharger77

      Now that was funny. But true. LOL.

  • blu3ny3llow

    What about Logan Harrell….I thought the coaches were pretty high on him….I think???

    • JoseSD

      Undrafted rookie, practice squad player last year. If he’s got what it takes to make the roster the door is wide open for him

  • Stefanie Smith

    Okay. Here is a question. Seriously, what was the point of unloading Franklin, Martin, etc etc? Aren’t we creating more holes here? Could have just left them where they were at, at least for now.

    • Ernie Padaon

      Martin is just a dude…. Franklin though, wish he was still around.

      • arnie

        me too. but the guy was a 12 year vet. Jamal “the wall” williams was in his 14th year when the Chargers released him. My point, i’d rather they start looking for a kid, right now, that can be playing in lightning bolts for the next 13 years.

    • JoseSD

      They weren’t unloaded, they were free agents free to sign with whoever they wish. Vaughn was one of AJs projects that didn’t live up to expectations and Franklin would have been nice to keep but he is 32-33 years old, its time for Cam Thomas to show his worth and step up

    • arnie

      the chargers don’t have holes. that’s like saying they don’t have anybody that can play at those positions and they do. the Chargers need depth. and they can do that in FA the draft an the undrafted pool.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Off topic, Path to the draft is doing the chargers war room at 3:15 pm

    • Sergio Quintero

      2 major things Acee through out there, this 2013 season is make or break for Philip, and he might be replaced with a 2014 draft pick. And a trade up for one of the LT’s is a major consideration.

  • thegorn

    Dude’s curiously small for a 3-4 DE.

    • Justin Stewart

      Yeah… Not sure how he fits with the Chargers. I like Wynn. Sad the Titans didn’t retain him. He was productive in his short time there.

      • Ernie Padaon

        what kind of info you have on him for us?

        • Justin Stewart

          He was only on the Titans squad for part of the season, and was just a rotational player, but if my memory serves me correctly, he earned 3 sacks. Certainly not a star, but I wish the Titans would have re-signed him. Good pass rusher.

  • arnie

    HA! There is a plan….

    • Pete Spinning

      Yes sir… he’s a 4-3 guy too, so that is great. He can cover, and we are going to be in nickel a lot with Denver & other teams. This means hybrid defense packages! So stoked!!!

      • arnie

        I just thought of something, which is scary. With this pick-up and the release of spikes, what if the Chargers are switching to the 4-3? They really don’t seem interested in LB, but seem to be showing interest in DT. butler could be set up as the man I the middle.

        • Pete Spinning

          It’s a possibility. Does Pagano have the experience to run a 4-3 you think?

          • arnie

            honestly, i don’t know. However when you look at the coaching staff, T&M seemed to have placed plan B staff members around, if pagano leaves. Remember MM’s buddy the DB coach that got fired in denver? he was in a 4-3 system. he’s now the DB coach here. All i’m saying is, the Chargers seem to be interested in brining in Defensive help, from 4-3 systems. oh wait the packers are a 3-4 aren’t they?
            anyway just sayin’. TT has got a lot of surprises in store.

          • Pete Spinning

            Titans run a 4-3, though, and he played for them.(although only from November on). I just hope Pagano can get a little more creative with his blitz packages this year, with all the new talent coming up. Otherwise, SEE YA! We need to get out of that awful 3rd down percentage category.

          • arnie

            Oh goodness, yes. Part of that problem, is “how” he blitzes. As long as the left side guy is “always on the left edge”, it’s pretty easy to know where the pass rush is coming from. Wade rarely did that. He uses his pass rushers to attack the weak spot in the protection. Which in turn confused the offense, and forced turnovers and punts.
            The other part, The Chargers had a few players that were getting paid a lot of money and didn’t produce. 4th & 29…..
            you just can’t play 20 yards of the ball, when your opponent needs 10 yards for a first.

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