The San Diego Chargers have been very busy on this first day of free agency. Moments ago it was reported the Bolts have signed defensive tackle Brandon Mebane to a three-year contract. Terms of the contract have not yet been disclosed.

Mebane, was a key member of the Seattle Seahawks at the height of their ‘Legion of Boom’ run of dominance, anchoring the middle of the defensive line. The 31-year old nine-year veteran stands 6’1″ and tips the scale at 311 lbs. A picure of durability, he has only missed 13 games in his career. A hamstring injury in 2014 was responsible for seven of those thirteen absences.

Taken in the third round of the 2007 draft, Mebane compiled 329 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 8 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries in Seattle. Mebanes’ reputation is that of a disruptive force in the middle that specializes in pushing the pocket and stuffing the run. One of the top rated interior linemen on a yearly basis, Mebane will push past Sean Lissemore and Ryan Carrethers as the starting nose tackle next season.

Kudos to GM Tom Telesco and the Chargers front office for bringing in impact players on day one!


Bolt Up!!


The Greg One



5 Responses to Breaking: Chargers ink DT Brandon Mebane

  • Greg Williams
    Greg Williams says:

    Mebane is near the top of the rankings for interior defensemen every year. This is a quality add, already better than the Chargers starting NT on the roster. HUGE upgrade. Love this signing. Thanks for the comments guys.

  • Arnie says:

    Hold on, I think this is a great signing, but before we write off Carrethers, let’s look at a the numbers
    Mebane played 15 games 24 total tackles, 14 solo, 10 asst. 1.5 sacks
    Carrethers played 14 games 24 total tackles 13 solo, 11 asst, 0 sacks
    They are almost identical. What the difference? Consistency. Mebane will be a leader in the locker room and in the middle of that defense, but make no mistake, he’s there to help those young players grow up.

  • Greg Williams
    Greg Williams says:

    Well said Arnie. Carrethers doesn’t have the pedigree Mebane does. Mebane knows what is takes to win and he was a guy teams had to plan around. One reason his numbers aren’t better is teams purposely ran away from him.No one does that with Carrethers in mind. Seahawks players have said over and over that he was the heart and soul of the defense. He’s the best add the Chargers have made so far IMO.

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