Chargers sign Dwight Freeney to two-year deal

Dwight Freeney is a free agent no longer.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers have agreed to terms with the veteran defensive end/linebacker on a two-year contract.

Terms of the pact haven’t been announced, but the 33-year-old is glad to find a new home.

Freeney, whose long career with the Colts came to an end this offseason, received little interest on the open market, but his services became in demand after the Bolts lost linebacker Melvin Ingram to a torn ACL.

Although Freeney isn’t as dominant as he once was, he still has enough left in the tank to make a significant contribution, especially in a 4-3 scheme he’s comfortable with.

Freeney recorded five sacks last season, giving him 107.5 takedowns in his 12-year career.

(Photo credit: Chad Ryan/Newscm)

Zack Kelberman
An award-winning sportswriter, reporter and blogger, Zack currently serves as the Miami Dolphins live correspondent and Team Stream curator for Bleacher Report. He's also a freelance NFL writer and the founder/editor-in-chief of Helmet2Helmet. His work has appeared on media outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, MSN.com, FanSided.com, and About.com. Zack can be reached on Twitter (@ZackKelberman) or via email (zpkelb@gmail.com).