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Linebacker Troy Reeder stays in L.A., leaves Rams for Chargers

Jan 9, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA;  Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Troy Reeder (51) celebrates after he sacked San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) in the first half of the game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Free-agent linebacker Troy Reeder left the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams and signed with the crosstown Chargers, the team announced Tuesday.

The Rams decided against tendering the three-year veteran a contract offer this offseason, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Terms of his Chargers contract were not disclosed.

Reeder will reunite with Chargers head coach Brandon Staley, who coached Reeder as the Rams defensive coordinator during the 2020 season.

The 27-year-old Reeder worked his way from going undrafted out of Delaware in 2019 to a part-time starting role with the Rams, with his production increasing in each season. Last season he posted career highs in tackles (91), tackles for loss (six), interceptions (two) and passes defensed (six) while playing 17 games and starting 10.

In three seasons Reeder has posted 230 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions and 11 tackles for loss in 49 games (25 starts).

–Field Level Media