Los Angeles Chargers Signing Pro-Bowl Linebacker

The Los Angeles Chargers are on the board in the free agency mania.

The Los Angeles Chargers have signed former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks to an undisclosed deal.

After spending eight seasons with the Vikings, Kendricks' move to the Chargers comes as little surprise as the team's fellow inside linebackers, Drue Tranquill, Kyle Van Noy, and Troy Reeder, are all unrestricted free agents this offseason.

Kendricks is a proven performer, having been named a Pro Bowler and All-Pro in 2019, and has recorded over 100 combined tackles in every season except his rookie year in 2015.

The 31-year-old played a career-high 1,051 defensive snaps in 2022, amassing 137 tackles (87 solo), eight tackles for loss, one sack, six passes defended, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in 17 regular-season starts. 

The veteran linebacker will look to bolster an already impressive Chargers defensive unit, and his signing represents a short-term solution to the team's inside linebacker needs.

The details of Kendricks' contract have not been disclosed, but his arrival is sure to bring added depth and experience to the Chargers' defense in the upcoming season. 

For his eight-year career, the 31-year-old has recorded 919 total tackles, 15 sacks, four forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, nine interceptions and 51 passes defended.

Kendricks is entering his ninth NFL season.  Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports