The San Diego Chargers brought in Indianapolis Colts free agent inside linebacker Kavell Conner for a visit yesterday, and they were always expected to sign him. Tom Telesco certainly knows Conner well from his days with the Colts organization, and the Chargers GM has, in fact, decided to sign him on.
According to Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego, the Chargers have given Conner a three-year deal worth, but financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this point in time. I’m sure Conner’s deal is dirt cheap, as he isn’t much more than a backup linebacker or special teams player. But Telesco believes in building a deep roster, and Conner is a familiar face.
A good run-stuffer, Conner could have a two-down role with the Chargers, but he never had a spot with the Colts organization beyond the 2013 season; they actually put him on the trade block before the season started. Hopefully Telesco can get Conner’s career back on track, as he is heading into his fifth year. Conner recorded 104 tackles back in 2011 and 54 tackles in 2012, so he has some past production that could be tapped into by the Chargers organization. It’s going to be interesting to see what his role in San Diego will be, because Telesco has to have at least some sort of a loose plan for him if he’s willing to sign him on for three years.