Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 5/18/13
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The San Diego Chargers didn’t make a lot of noise this offseason in terms of roster movement, with the exception of their second round draft pick on defense. But they are nearing a very notable signing after visiting with Dwight Freeney earlier in the week. According to a report from CBS Sports Jason La Canfora, the Chargers are close to completing a deal with the longtime former Colts defensive end. Many teams have inquired about Freeney’s services, but his price tag has appeared too high for teams like the Broncos and Patriots. After all, he is an aging pass rush specialist, who showed great decline a year ago and was regulated to strictly pass-rushing. But the as Canfora points out, this deal the Chargers are trying to make with him is out of neccessity at this point with the shape of their defensive front: San Diego developed a more acute need for an edge rusher when its second-year man, Melvin Ingram, was lost for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee suffered this week in OTAs. San Diego also lost Shaun Phillips in free agency, but this week added former Panthers linebacker Thomas Keiser on a [...]
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