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Dwight Freeney interested in return with Chargers


Dwight Freeney will not retire yet, looking to return to the NFL for another season. 

Dwight Freeney has had an amazing career in the NFL. He has done great things in the game and could be headed to the Hall of Fame when his career is complete. Many people had expected Freeney to hang up his cleats this offseason, but he still thinks he has stuff in the tank and wants to play for another year.

Here is what he told the UT:

“I could retire tomorrow and still be happy with what I’ve done in this league,” said Freeney, whose 111.5 career sacks rank 20th all time. “But I think I have a lot in the tank as well. It’s one of those things where I’m going to wait for the right situation to come across the table. Hopefully it’s with the Chargers. If they are not interested, obviously, you have to (test) the free agent market and see what team is interested.” –UT San Diego

Freeney will become a free agent next week and will be available to sign on with any team in the league. Will the Chargers look to bring him back in the offseason? The team needs some depth at outside linebacker after the retirement of Jarret Johnson. Freeney is comfortable with the players and the system in San Diego. He might be someone that the team brings back for another year.

The Chargers currently have Melvin Ingram and Jerry Attaochu as their starters on the outside without a veteran to rotate in. Attaochu has not shown that he is an every down back yet and Melvin has not proven that he can stay healthy for a whole season. The team will be looking for depth at the position. Will they want Freeney to be the guy to provide that depth?

Do you want Freeney for another season?

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