Veteran outside full-back Kyle Van Nuy The team announced its signing with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Van Noy is the latest defensive addition to the Chargers, who have beefed up this unit in the off-season, trading for rusher Khalil Mac Also, Cornbacke’s signature JC Jackson and defensive treatment Sebastian Joseph Day In free agency.
The New England Patriots released Van Noy in March, ending his second stint in the franchise, taking in about $4.1 million of salary cap space.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Van Noy played in 16 regular season games last season for New England, with a total of 66 tackles to finish fourth on the team. He also had five sacks (the second among the Patriots players) and 10 defending passes as well as forced confusion and relegation interceptions.
Van Nooy, 31, signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Patriots in March 2021 (with a $6 million guarantee) after being released by the Miami Dolphins.
Van Noy was part of two Super Bowl teams from 2016 to 2019 while with the Patriots before signing with the Dolphins in 2020.
Van Noy was originally a fourth-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions in 2014, and has had 28.5 sacks in eight seasons.
ESPN’s Mike Reese contributed to this report.
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