Chargers re-sign OL Chad Rinehart

Updated: March 10, 2014, 5:47 PM ET
By Eric D. Williams | ESPN.com

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco continued his effort to keep impact players from the team's 2013 postseason run on the roster, agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with offensive lineman Chad Rinehart.

Rinehart, 28, missed five games last season with a toe injury, but San Diego's offensive line play improved after he returned to the starting lineup for the second half of the season.

A third-round selection by Washington in the 2008 draft, the Northern Iowa product signed a one-year deal with the Chargers during the 2013 offseason as an unrestricted free agent.

Rinehart started 11 games (eight at left guard and three at right guard) and played 638 offensive snaps for the Chargers during the regular season. He also started at left guard in both of San Diego's playoff games.

In addition to Rinehart, the Chargers have re-signed middle linebacker Donald Butler and safety Darrell Stuckey to multiyear deals ahead of the start of free agency Tuesday.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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