Well, that was fast.
An agreement is in place between veteran defensive end/linebacker Dwight Freeney and the San Diego Chargers.
Freeney, who spent 11 seasons with the Colts after arriving from Syracuse as a first-round pick in 2002, presumably steps into the starting lineup in San Diego, due to the recent knee injury suffered by 2012 first-rounder Melvin Ingram.
While Freeney had said that he preferred returning to a 4-3 defense, which he thrived in for 10 years before the Colts switched to a 3-4. But rushing the passer is rushing the passer regardless of the scheme.
As we understand it, Freeney was attracted to the possibility of playing with a quarterback who can give the team a lead — and in turn allow Freeney to chase down the other team’s quarterback.
Interest in Freeney spiked in recent days, after the Ingram injury gave the Chargers a clear incentive to pursue him. The Patriots, Broncos, and other teams had shown interest during Freeney’s first career foray into free agency.