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Chargers, Freeney agree to 2-year deal

Saturday - 5/18/2013, 7:58pm  ET

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Dwight Freeney follows the action during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers agreed Saturday to a two-year deal with aging star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million.

The deal to bring Freeney to the Chargers came four days after outside linebacker Melvin Ingram tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a padless practice.

The addition of Freeney also helps cushion the loss of outside linebackers Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips to free agency.

"It's great to add a solid veteran who brings valuable experience to our defense," Chargers coach Mike McCoy said in the release announcing the deal. "His proven pass-rush ability is a perfect fit for our defense."

Freeney is 33 and entering his 12th season. He will make $5.25 million this season.

He was Indianapolis' career sacks leader with 107
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