Dwight Freeney, Chargers agree to terms

Dwight Freeney has a new contract with the San Diego Chargers, and he didn't do bad for himself in free agency.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that Freeney and the Chargers have agreed to a contract with a base value of $8.75 million over the course of two years.

The deal will pay up to $5.25 million in 2013, $3.25 million of which comes in the form of a signing bonus. $1.5 million is guaranteed salary, and $500,000 is related to Freeney's presence on the Chargers' weekly 46-man roster.

Freeney will earn up to $3.5 million in 2014, $500,000 of that sum is linked to the same roster bonus as mentioned above.

Florio goes on to report that the contract is worth a maximum value of $13.35 million, and $4.6 million of that total is tied only to sacks, although the target numbers aren't known at this time.

The deal is a win, win for both parties. Freeney will be making good money at a time when defensive linemen tend to fade into obscurity, and the Chargers are getting a still solid pass rusher at a reasonable rate with no long term commitment.

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