Thomas Keiser, from Undrafted Free Agent to the final 53: Exclusive Interview

By Jake Hefner
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Now a veteran heading into his 4th NFL season, Keiser knows what it means to be a true teammate. Understanding the pressure that falls on young rookies, Keiser is willing to help, just as others had once done for him.

“Jarrett Johnson was great in helping me understand the defense and Dwight Freeney was awesome in helping me develop my technique and general football knowledge. Knowing what it’s like to go through that gauntlet, I am always eager to help the undrafted guys as much as I can.”

As of now, six outside linebackers currently occupy The Chargers roster. (Seven if you count LB, Reggie Walker’s ability to play the hybrid inside and outside position) The linebacker unit is definitely an interesting position to keep an eye on as the team enters training camp. For Keiser, he knows that the only thing that matters is what he can control.

“There is some major depth at my position going into camp. All I have to do is continue to make plays, hit, sack, and harass quarterbacks, and show continued improvement as an OLB/DE.”

What was once a position of weakness for a Chargers defense that ranked 23rd in sacks last season, has suddenly become a position of major depth. Just like the rest of the players on the Chargers roster, Keiser understands he needs to remain focused, be ready and once again, do his job…

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