Sept. 25, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Closing in on Deal With Dwight Freeney


The San Diego Chargers are closing in on a deal with Dwight Freeney. Freeney may have left town without a deal, but Tom Telesco did not let him go far. Telesco was with him in Indy and they are working to close this thing out, according to Jason LaCanfora.

The deal is still not done and we have seen these things fall apart before, but it sure is looking good. We would have to see the numbers, but adding a player like Dwight Freeney onto the roster always is a good thing. The defense will get an instant boost in production.

Last season, the Chargers defense still struggled to get off of the field on 3rd down and part of that was because of the pack of pressure on the quarterback. Freeney will instantly help in that category. Freeney finished last season with 5 sacks and 34 hurries.

The Chargers will likely create a hybrid 3-4 defense to get the most out of Freeney. Freeney could be the Leo/Elephant defensive end and in the system, but we will get into that more if we make this deal. Things are heating up!

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  • MachoMenos

    PFF has a great article on why This is a great match…
    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/05/15/neils-nfl-daily-may-15-2013/
    #InTelescoWeTrust

  • joerockt

    Fingers, toes and balls crossed.

    • Cgoodness13

      You should go see a doctor, balls crossing might make tear up some cords and veins and could be fatal. Lol

      • joerockt

        Lol, but it was worth it!! All thanks to MY BALLS!!

  • Rob Base

    Telesco you can do it kick Freeney in the balls!

  • 619chargers4life

    wow, this would be amazing and have me completely sold on Telesco. AJ would have never done this.

  • MC Boltman

    ..this very high interest seems like Mike McCoy and John Pagano already have worked a pretty detailed plan to use Freeney the best way possible in our scheme.

  • MC Boltman

    Ha the DEAL IS DONE!! According to @RapSheet, Dwight Freeney will be a Chargers for the next two years! Exciting!

    • Rob Base

      Booyah Telesco is the man

      • 619chargers4life

        oh yeah

  • 619chargers4life

    its on espn, its official.

  • Cgoodness13

    He’s signed now, I wonder If we are gonna run a 3-4 hybrid or just plain 4-3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

    Bolt beat, you just made my rainy day blues less important with this news…We really don’t know what the brass sees as fans in the players, but I’m kinda tickled pink @ the thought that Mr Freeney could smack the snot out ta the rest of the AFC West QBs especially Manning….he goes down & it’s adios Donkeys…..Thanks for the news!