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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Chargers add pass-rush help (not him)

By Bill Williamson

The San Diego Chargers signed a pass-rusher in its attempt to bolster their roster after losing 2012 first-round pick Melvin Ingram for the season with a torn ACL.

No, the team didn’t add Dwight Freeney. Not yet, at least.

The Chargers announced they signed Thomas Keiser. The Stanford product spent the past two seasons in Carolina. He played a total of 12 games. His season was cut short after four games last year.

Keiser does have some pass-rushing ability. He had four sacks in eight games as a rookie. So, there is potential there. Keiser will have a chance to earn a roster spot to provide depth.

Still, the team has a need for a reliable replacement for Ingram. Freeney visited Wednesday and Thursday, and the team remains interested in him.