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Chargers | Dwight Freeney comfortable in new defense

San Diego Chargers DE Dwight Freeney said he's comfortable in the team's new defense under coordinator Chuck Pagano. Freeney didn't seem comfortable with the Indianapolis Colts in a 3-4 defensive scheme last year, but the Chargers also run a 3-4. "I think the biggest thing was that, he was going to allow me to do a little bit of what I do," said Freeney, who will be used as an edge rusher on the right side. "It wasn't, 'Dwight, here, we're going to take you and put you in this thing and do things that you're not used to doing.' He said, 'You know what, we're going to put you in place to make plays, in familiar places, so that you're comfortable and you can just ball out.'"

Fantasy Tip: Freeney has been in rapid decline the last several seasons, and a change in defensive scheme rendered him largely useless last year, as he had just five sacks. He probably won't be used on an every-down basis in SD, but he could be more productive in limited time if he's getting after opposing quarterbacks consistently. Still, he proabably is only worth a late-round flier in deep IDP leagues.

2013-06-06 09:35:28 | Source: ESPN.com

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