SAN DIEGO -- The
The deal to bring Freeney to the Chargers came four days after outside linebacker
The addition of Freeney also helps cushion the loss of outside linebackers
Freeney is 33 and entering his 12th season. He will make $5.25 million this season.
He was Indianapolis' career sacks leader with 107 ½ but the
Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowler, never seemed comfortable after moving from a 4-3 defensive end, where he spent his first 10
Freeney was the 11th overall selection in the 2002 draft. During his time with the Colts, he combined with
Freeney led the NFL with 16 sacks in 2004.
Chargers rookie general manager Tom Telesco was with the Colts before being hired by San Diego in January.