Chargers Notes: Freeney, Los Angeles, San Diego

Here’s a quick look at the latest on the Chargers..

  • During an appearance with Polian and Alex Marvez on SiriusXM NFL Radio (audio link), free agent Dwight Freeney said he hopes to be in camp with a team next month. “A lot of it is up in the air,” Freeney said (transcription from Josh Alper of PFT). “I have aspirations to play, but the thing is I have to be in the right situation for me. I can’t get put in a situation where I’m running away from the ball. I want to run toward the guy with the ball more than I’m running away.” Freeney had 3.5 sacks for the Chargers in 16 games last year and was credited with the third-most quarterback hurries by Pro Football Focus among 3-4 outside linebackers.
  • Emily Kaplan of The MMQB surveyed 100 Los Angeles residents to find out how much interest there is in having NFL football once again. Kaplan got a mixed bag of responses but, for the most part, Angelenos seemed excited or at least intrigued by the possibility. Meanwhile, NFL and real estate experts say that for the NFL to prosper in the current L.A. climate, a team would need to build more than just a stadium – they need to build an experience.
  • While there has been a lot of fretting over whether the Chargers might leave San Diego, Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune says the local fans will get by without the Bolts if they head to Los Angeles.
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