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Chargers to Sign Former Minnesota Vikings LB Troy Dye

Los Angeles continues to add to their roster.
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The Los Angeles Chargers continue to add to their roster, this time signing former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Troy Dye. Dye has spent his entire four-year career with the Vikings but now heads to Los Angeles to play under new head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Dye was drafted in the fourth round by Minnesota in the 2020 NFL Draft. He played his college ball at the University of Oregon, where he was a three-time Second-Team All-Pac-12 player.

After the team lost Kenneth Murray Jr. to the Tennesee Titans, the need for an inside linebacker increased. Dye is expected to provide them with depth at the position, while potentially competing for the starting job.

He has started eight games throughout his career with the Vikings, with the majority of them coming in his rookie season. He has posted 80 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble through his career so far. 

The newest Bolts linebacker has a connection with special teams coordinator Ryan Ficken, who was with the Vikings when he was drafted. He also knows Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert from their days at Oregon together.

This is a low-risk, potentially high-reward signing for the Bolts. They wanted to bring in more talent to build a well-rounded squad and this signing is another signal of that fact.