Free agent DE Dwight Freeney visits with San Diego

Just days after San Diego outside linebacker Melvin Ingram tore his ACL, the Chargers are moving quickly to replace the second-year pass-rusher. 

San Diego met with former Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney on Wednesday, and the visit, which included a physical, will extend to Thursday, the U-T San Diego reported.

Freeney, 33, had 12 tackles and five sacks last year as the veteran struggled to adapt to the Colts’ 3-4 defensive scheme. The Chargers employ the same style defense.

The veteran did, however, tally 34 quarterback hurries, which would’ve bested Ingram’s 29 for the most on the Chargers last season.

San Diego may have an advantage in signing Freeney given that GM Tom Telesco, who joined the team in January, spent the previous 15 years working in the Colts’ personnel department.

ESPN’s Ed Werder also reported that Chargers coach Mike McCoy would adjust San Diego’s defense to better accommodate Freeney, who has 107.5 career sacks. 

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