Chargers Sign New Defensive End

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Apr 4, 2013  |  Updated 5:03 PM PDT
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GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 14: Jarius Wynn #94 of the Green Bay Packers rests on the bench during a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 14, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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The San Diego Chargers have signed a new defensive end to join the Bolts in the 2013 season.

According to the Chargers office, former Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans defensive end Jarius Wynn was signed to a one-year contract with the Chargers on Wednesday.

Here’s how Wynn stacks up: the 26-year-old athlete is 6-foot-3, 285 pounds and played seven games for the Titans in 2012 in which he totaled 12 tackles and a pair of sacks.

Before his time with the Titans, Wynn played for the Green Bay Packers. He started his NFL career in Green Bay in 2009, playing 36 games with the team over the course of three seasons.

During that time, he totaled 46 tackles and 4.5 sacks, including a career-high of 32 tackles in the 2011 season.

Chargers officials say NFL skills run in Wynn’s family. His cousin is former NFL running back Garrison Hearst, the third overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 1993 draft.

According to Chargers reps, Wynn is the seventh unrestricted free agent from another team to sign with the Chargers. He joins Philadelphia tackle King Dunlap, Buffalo guard Chad Rinehart and Jacksonville cornerback Derek Cox, among others.
 

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