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San Diego Chargers Sign Defensive Lineman Mitch Unrein to 2-Year Deal

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The Chargers signed a new defensive lineman that played for Mike McCoy's Broncos in Denver.

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After adding a couple of receivers, a defensive back, and an offensive lineman in free agency, the Chargers have made their first move to add to the defensive front seven.

Unrein, who will turn 28 on March 25th, only managed to see 46 snaps last year. He did, however, play over 400 snaps in each of the two seasons prior. He will likely be a rotational/depth player, as John Pagano's defense calls for a lot of substitutions on the defensive line.

At 6'4" and over 300 pounds, Unrein has the size to play any position on the Chargers' 3 man defensive front. With 3 established veterans (Liuget, Lissemore, and Mathews), as well as second-year nose tackle Ryan Carrethers, Unrein's signing could mean less of Kendall Reyes, who hasn't lived up to the promise of his rookie season. It is also worth noting at the Bolts could save just under $1 million with the release of Reyes.