Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) rushes the quarterback during the second half against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Doctors Say Dwight Freeney Is Completely Healed

There were some question marks on whether Dwight Freeney was going to make it back from his quad injury last season, but reports sound like he is ready to roll. He is ready for the offseason program and he is ready to make an impact with the Chargers.

According to the doctors, he is healed completely:

“There’s no reason to rush. You have to give your body rest and work yourself into game shape. The doctors have said that I’ve healed completely. So now it’s all about getting my strength back.” – Dwight Freeney via ESPN.

Freeney will be working with the strength and conditioning staff to get him on pace for the start of the season. He will be a playmaker that the Chargers would love to have on the field.

Freeney’s presence would help make the secondary and the rest of the pass defense better. Freeney is one of the top pass rushers in the game, he would be able to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks while attracting more attention away from his teammates. If Freeney is getting all the attention, someone else will have to step up.

Freeney is one of those guys that can make a huge impact on the field and can make those game changing plays. The team may look to add more pass rushers onto the roster through the draft, but that will only help the team make more plays in the passing game. Freeney would be able to get some rest and the team could rotate in pass rushers to get after Peyton Manning and the other quarterbacks in the league.

“The more depth you have, the better pass rush you can create as a team,” Freeney said. “The more people that you have that can do what you can do, that keeps you from being out there so that you’re not wearing yourself out. I think that’s the big thing. From a hockey perspective, you keeping changing those lines and keeping rotating guys to keep those lines fresh.”  - Dwight Freeney via ESPN.


Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • blackroseMD1

    I really, really want to see Freeney take down Peyton, at least once.

  • Gunnar Martin

    So who will usually get double teamed in passing situations? Him? Ingram? A D-lineman?

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    Is he now?

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I think he’s hinting at drafting a bad ass pass rusher so him and Ingram don’t have to do all the work all 16 games. Man this offseason is a long one……

  • tonyloc1970 .

    I can’t wait to see Freeney and Ingram out on the field together. MAD RUSH! Man, and if our D-line is on point, where going to kill it.

  • Julien Bélair

    greattttttt news

  • Conor Cahill

    not to be a debbie downer, but Dwight Freeney and Melvin Ingram have a combined total of 2.5 sacks in 24 games as Chargers. We still need a lot of help

    • arnie

      Context. Ingram never had time to start or flourish under norv. The hit he made against Drew Brees in 2012, got him yanked. Freeney never player a half a season, an Ingram has really only played the last 4 or 5 games in 2013. The reality is, even with Freeney in the twilight of his career he was the only player to get pressure on the pocket. If he had gotten help from the other side an the NT position I believe Freeney could have gotten at least 5 sacks alone.
      With that said I don’t think there in dire straights for help. Depth yes.

      • Conor Cahill

        tru tru. A lot of help may be a bit overboard, for this year at least. We definitely need depth and someone that will be able to get more than about 10 sacks total for the rest of his career

        • arnie

          i agree. Just don’t sleep on Tourek Williams, the young man played in 13 games had 9 tackles 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. He was very limited in snaps. i liked what i saw, he just kept coming of the edge when they put him in.

    • micah

      Debbie downer? Little debbies?

    • micah

      First off freeney had one sack in about five games, and ingram didn’t start most of 2012 and missed almost all of last season, So I don’t think its fair to say that he didnt produce because he wasn’t presented an opportunity. Either of them.

      • Conor Cahill

        exactly, they both got hurt, the entire year… Freeney isn’t getting any younger so I am more than skeptical of his ability to produce more than a few sacks

        • arnie

          That was always the case, he was injured prior to the year he got here. I’ve already moved on to who’s going to replace him. All i’m saying is having a shortened year and “no help” put’s Freeney at higher risk of injury. I’m confident he can get 5 sacks alone, if the players they expect to start, do, and they improve at the NT position.

    • Astro

      You’re not really a Debbie-downer, you’re just dumb.

      • Conor Cahill

        good one. I have no idea how to respond to that “argument”

        • Astro

          Learn the meaning of context moron.

  • Tom Spalsbury

    Look out Peyton !

  • BoltNative

    This is what we all want to hear. We also need the team to defy the odds, stay healthy, and not tear anything the first week of practice as is the Charger’s curse. Would it be too much to ask to have people wear knee braces? This is the 3rd year for Ingram and frankly Pagano needs have him on the field and used creatively in different spots like he was in college. This has to be his “break out” year in terms of quantifiable production. Freeney also has to back up the talk with production on the field like the QB pressures like he was getting before injury and sacks which he wasn’t getting last year. I wanted to see these two together last year, and of course the early injury happened to Ingram. Ingram, Reyes, Lissemore, Luiget, Freeney on paper should bring the pass rush we all want. Ingram, Lissemore, Nix?, Luiget, Johnson on paper should stop the run that we need.