Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) on the field after being injured during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
According to Ian Rapoport, San Diego Chargers LB/DE Dwight Freeney has torn his quadriceps. That is going to be a big time loss for the Chargers. It is believed to be a long term injury.
That is going to put a lot of pressure on the other outside linebackers and defensive linemen to produce. Dwight Freeney was one of the few players on the defense that was able to get pressure on the quarterback.
You know that it is tough times when the defense has to rely on Larry English to make plays at outside linebacker. Jarret Johnson has been playing well at the opposite linebacker spot, but more attention will be put in his direction with Freeney down.
Rookie LB Tourek Williams will also see more playing time for the Chargers. The Chargers were hurt by the injury bug at this position early in cap when Melvin Ingram went down with a torn ACL. They signed Dwight Freeney to make up for that absence. Now that Freeney is gone, I wonder what the Chargers will do in order to compensate for his loss.