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Chargers lose Dwight Freeney for season

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Dwight Freeney’s first season with the Chargers is over after four games.

Freeney, the veteran outside linebacker who signed with the Chargers in May, is headed to injured reserve and out for the year, U-T San Diego reports.

Freeney suffered a torn quad in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, and he will require at least a few months of recovery time.

Although he only had half a sack, the 33-year-old Freeney was off to a good start with the Chargers, getting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks and starting all four games. He’ll be tough for the Chargers to replace.

Freeney still has another season left on the two-year deal he signed with the Chargers, so he may be back in San Diego in 2014.

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32 Responses to “Chargers lose Dwight Freeney for season”
  1. toonloonboon says: Oct 1, 2013 6:36 PM

    wouldnt be surprised if thats the end for him

  2. kaeprulestheworld says: Oct 1, 2013 6:39 PM


  3. mrgroovesd says: Oct 1, 2013 6:40 PM

    Just doesn’t stop for the Bolts…when it rains, it pours. First Ingram, Danario, M80 and now Freeney! Hopefully guys can step up and make plays.

  4. stevenwilliams2013 says: Oct 1, 2013 6:42 PM

    Yup!! It looks like the end.

  5. wearethesteelers says: Oct 1, 2013 6:42 PM

    Oh, well.

  6. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 1, 2013 6:45 PM

    Oh man… I remember commenting on a PFT article a few weeks ago, the subject of which was freeney saying he didn’t see mike vick staying healthy in the eagles O, and my comment was that we could ask Vick about why Freeney can’t stay healthy. And now, scene.

    I don’t wish injury on anyone. But the point is that pots and kettles and whatnot…

  7. ufanforreal says: Oct 1, 2013 6:45 PM

    Hate to see this happen to him he was a great player for the Colts till the Colts Saints SB then all his injuries started to show.

  8. stlluna7 says: Oct 1, 2013 6:52 PM

    Do you think that maybe, that injuries are happening more these days than ever before? And if this is true, then is it also possible that these new laws may be at heart of this?

    NFL Commentators have said that maybe defensive players are more indecisive making themselves vulnerable to injuries while trying to make a tackle.

    I am getting depressed seeing all these injuries and how these injuries are happening in spite of the rules to protect them?

    Once again lawyers breaking what was not broken at all.

  9. mccourty1sland says: Oct 1, 2013 6:52 PM

    Hi my name is Richard Seymour and I was wondering if you guy were hiring?

  10. nfl4days says: Oct 1, 2013 6:58 PM

    That’s it for him. He was on a 1 year deal and the only reason he got this job is because Ingram was out. Next stop, canton.

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 1, 2013 6:59 PM

    stlluna7 says:

    Do you think that maybe, that injuries are happening more these days than ever before? And if this is true, then is it also possible that these new laws may be at heart of this?

    Yes there seem to be significantly more injuries than usual this year.

    Not sure what you mean by new laws however.

    If you mean the recent CBA that’s what I think is the problem. By limiting offseason workouts as much as they have the NFLPA has weakened every one of their member’s strength and conditioning. I believe the reduced level of strength and conditioning is resulting in more injuries.

  12. goldiehawn9 says: Oct 1, 2013 6:59 PM

    Please sign Seymour my beloved Bolts

  13. humb0lt says: Oct 1, 2013 7:00 PM

    Back to back posts about starters going down for the year, for the same team. Is this a PFT first?

  14. dannymac17 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:04 PM

    Chargers cant catch a break with as many injuries they have dealt with this season and last. Seems the only person to actually play every game is Rivers.

    I dont remember him missing a start due to injury. The guy is solid as a rock. Go figure.

  15. richmondbolt says: Oct 1, 2013 7:18 PM

    Why the hell would they sign Richard Seymour? He doesn’t fit their scheme and isn’t a pass rusher.

  16. phukurmouf says: Oct 1, 2013 7:23 PM

    Cry me a Phillip Rivers!

  17. ambitoos says: Oct 1, 2013 7:27 PM

    Freeney will be replaced by Kaiser. Kaiser is young but he’s no slouch.

  18. raiderheart says: Oct 1, 2013 7:37 PM

    They could always use an extra hand polishing their empty trophy case. So they’ll be able to get some use out of him for the last 3/4 of the season.

  19. deathonwings410 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:45 PM

    Wow, that sucks. It seems like this season has been so horrible with injuries to star players.

  20. chargerdillon says: Oct 1, 2013 8:11 PM

    For a team as ravaged by injuries as they are, new coach mike mccoy deserves some respect for the fact they could be 4-0 right now as banged up as they are.

    Freeny was only brought in for the sake of desperation after losing as many guys early on as we did.

    The injuries suck, but this coach has his team prepared for every game. Not much more I can ask for.

  21. cash804 says: Oct 1, 2013 8:43 PM

    Wasn’t Freeney whining during the off season about how no teams were willing to “over” pay him for his services this season…collusion is it?

    What about veterans past their prime extorting teams into signing players into contracts they can’t honor because of injuries?

    I’m not celebrating his injury, but it’s ironic he goes on the attack & then is lost for the season, four weeks into his new contract.

  22. treesloth16 says: Oct 1, 2013 8:55 PM

    We’ve never had a truly great strength and conditioning coach.

  23. lawdog2060 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:43 PM

    Bob Sanders redux

  24. cjnunes426 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:43 PM

    Shawne Merriman comeback?

  25. graymalkin26 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    When was the last time this overhyped clown finished a complete season…joke.

  26. threwtheuprights says: Oct 1, 2013 11:02 PM

    The Broncos look smarter every day for signing Phillips over Freeney. Too bad. Good player. Hate to see anyone end their season.

  27. ithinkipeedmyself says: Oct 2, 2013 12:23 AM

    Bob Sanders, part 2. Bolts can’t get right. Rivers tosses cans of corn. Blah, blah blah.

  28. tazchiefpu says: Oct 2, 2013 1:18 AM

    Chargers are just a historic overrated team

  29. bamabolt671 says: Oct 2, 2013 3:17 AM

    I agree with you treesloth16. There are a number of injuries throughout the league, however, it seems t hit the chargers worse EVERY year. I have to question the fact of Floyd. Has he EVER played a full season at any point in his career? I have to question the strength and conditioning coach. I know Floyd and Alexander both have a history of injuries, but three fifths of the O line, the linebackers, and wide receivers? I can’t wait to see how Telesco and McCoy do after they fix AJ’s mess. Maybe we can be as good as the Broncos.

  30. footballwithoutpolitics says: Oct 2, 2013 5:10 AM

    “Chargers Season On IR”

    Time to clean that empty trophy case.

    Choo choo!

  31. 11thstreetmafia says: Oct 2, 2013 11:42 AM

    One of the most over rated one dimensional p,ayers of ALL TIME!

  32. bauldrdash says: Oct 2, 2013 11:47 AM

    KC and definitely Denver will beat them either way.

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