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Former Charger Kyle Emanuel wants to return to NFL

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The former fifth-round pick wants to make a comeback

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Kyle Emanuel, the Chargers fifth-round draft pick form the 2015 NFL Draft has decided to come out of retirement and seek employment in the NFL once again.

Emanuel enjoyed a four-year career with the Chargers where he played in every game but one since he was drafted. As a rookie in 2015, he played in 15 games with three starts and totaled 25 tackles with three tackles-for-loss, one sack, and an interception.

His most productive season came in 2017 when he started 12 games and finished with 58 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, and a half sack. In his last season in LA, Emanuel started 7 games and amassed 30 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, one sack, and an interception returned for a touchdown against the Broncos in the final week of the regular season.

You guys may remember Emanuel as a player that the majority of the fan base was fairly torn on during his career. He was a defensive end while at North Dakota State but the Chargers made him transition to a linebacker that played a little too much off the line of scrimmage. He would often get matched-up against an opposing receiver and that didn’t ever end well for the defense. Wherever he lands prior to the 2020 season, I hope he finds a scheme that will utilize him in the manner he succeeded so well in at the collegiate level when he won the award for the FCS Defensive Player of the Year.