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Chargers signing LB Troy Dye

The Chargers are signing linebacker Troy Dye, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

Dye, a fourth-round pick of the 2020 NFL draft, spent the past four seasons with the Vikings. In that time span, he appeared in 60 games but only started eight games on defense, logging 80 tackles, two passes defended and a sack.

Where Dye really made his money was on special teams, where he logged 1,094 snaps.

Dye reunites with Ryan Ficken, who was Minnesota’s assistant special teams coach (2020) and special teams coordinator (2021).

With the Chargers, Dye will provide a special teams ace and depth at linebacker following the departures of Amen Ogbongbemiga and Tanner Muse.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire