Veteran OLB Van Noy signs deal with Chargers

by Ricardo Gutierrez - The Chargers signed outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy on Thursday, the team announced.

Veteran OLB Van Noy signs deal with Chargers

Veteran OLB Kyle Van Noy signs deal with Los Angeles Chargers 4:10 PM ET ESPN Veteran outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Van Noy is the latest defensive addition for the Chargers, who have beefed up their defense this offseason, trading for edge rusher Khalil Mack and also signing cornerback J.C. Jackson and defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day in free agency. The New England Patriots released Van Noy in March, ending his second tenure with the franchise, to clear about $4.1 million in salary-cap space. Editor's Picks The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Van Noy played in 16 regular-season games last season in New England, totaling 66 tackles to rank fourth on the team. He also had five sacks (second among Patriots players) and 10 passes defended, in addition to a forced fumble and interception returned for a touchdown. Van Noy, 31, had signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2021 (with $6 million guaranteed) after he was released by the Miami Dolphins . Van Noy was part of two Patriots Super Bowl championship teams from 2016-2019, before signing with the Dolphins in 2020. Originally a fourth-round pick by the Detroit Lions in 2014, Van Noy has 28.5 sacks in eight seasons. ESPN's Mike Reiss contributed to this report.