Chargers sign Jarius Wynn


The San Diego Chargers have signed former Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans defensive end Jarius Wynn to a one-year contract.

Wynn, 6-3, 285 pounds, played in seven games for the Titans in the 2012 season after signing Nov. 7. He totaled 12 tackles and a pair of sacks.


Wynn began his career in Green Bay as a sixth-round pick of the Packers (182) in 2009 from the University of Georgia. He played three seasons in Green Bay, appearing in 36 games with four starts. He recorded 46 tackles and 4.5 sacks, including career bests of 32 tackles and three sacks in 2011. He was waived by the Packers on Aug. 27, 2012.

Wynn’s cousin is former NFL running back Garrison Hearst, who was the third overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 1993 NFL Draft. Hearst also played at the University of Georgia.

Wynn is the seventh unrestricted free agent from another team to sign or agree to terms with the Chargers. He joins tackle King Dunlap (Philadelphia), guards Rich Ohrnberger (Arizona) and Chad Rinehart (Buffalo), tight end John Phillips (Dallas), cornerback Derek Cox (Jacksonville) and running back Danny Woodhead (New England).

April 4, 2013

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