Chargers agree to terms with RB Gus Edwards

The Chargers have made their first signing of free agency, as they agreed to terms with former Ravens running back Gus Edwards, according to several reports.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it’s a two-year deal for Edwards.

Jim Harbaugh said that the Chargers are going to emphasize bolstering the running game, and that starts with bringing in backs to fit Greg Roman’s scheme.

Edwards played for Roman in 2019, 2020 and 2022 when he was the Ravens’ offensive coordinator. In those seasons, Edwards averaged at least five yards per carry. He is coming off his most productive season as a pro, as he finished with 810 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.

As Los Angeles seeks to efficiently pound the rock, Edwards should be the downhill bruiser the offense needs. Isaiah Spiller is on the roster still. Look for them to turn to the draft to bring in another back.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire