Kyle Van Noy visiting with Chargers

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Veteran linebacker Kyle Van Noy may be headed to the AFC West.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Van Noy is meeting with the Chargers. He adds that there’s a good chance Van Noy signs if all goes well during his visit.

Van Noy was released by the Patriots after playing one season on the two-year deal he signed with the team last year. He had 66 tackles, five sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

It was Van Noy’s second stint with the Patriots. He was in New England from 2016 to 2019 before leaving for the Dolphins as a free agent. He signed a four-year deal with Miami, but got released after the first season.

The Chargers signed cornerback Bryce Callahan this week and the Van Noy visit shows they’re still looking for more help on defense.

5 responses to “Kyle Van Noy visiting with Chargers

  1. Wait, this isn’t supposed to happen.

    I said BB was a GENIUS for getting this guy a year ago. If BB let’s him walk for nothing and he signs with another team two months after free agency began, that make me look like an IDIOT.

  2. One of Bob Quinn’s first moves as GM of the Detroit Lions was to trade this all-pro player to the New England Patriots for a bag of potato chips. Hindsight being 20/20, he should’ve been fired on the spot.

  3. Small move…but adding a player with championship experience and can play multiple positions…is savvy. No one (in the press) is talking about it but Chargers going oline, again, in 1st round was brilliant. They’re building a helluva team with great foundation.

  4. KVN looked off last year. I don’t know if it was an injury or age. He didn’t seem to be getting the same pressure he used to. Loved the guy in his 1st incarnation with the Patriots and was psyched to get him back.

  5. More like 20/200 hindsight. Van Noy was never All Pro or even a Pro Bowler. He was terrible in his 1rst 3 yrs in Detroit, mostly because a poor coaching staff used him wrong. Detroit was gonna let him walk after his rookie contract anyway, so Quinn got what he could for him. Belichick liked Van Noy coming out of BYU and gave him a shot. Turned him a very good player with the change of scenery. Quinn didn’t do anything all coaches do with draft picks that don’t work out. If N’Keal Harry goes somewhere and becomes productive, it still isn’t BB fault for moving on.

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