San Diego Chargers re-sign OG Chad Rinehart to a 2-year deal


San Diego,CA- The San Diego Chargers have continued to take care of their own this off-season, as the Chargers this morning have re-signed starting offensive guard Chad Rinehart to a two-year deal. The Chargers have re-signed defensive captain middle linebacker Donald Butler and special teams captain safety Darrell Stuckey to extensions this off-season as well.

According to Fox Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez, the deal is two years for six million, with two million guaranteed.

Rinehart started 11 games for the Chargers last season. Rinehart started eight games at left guard and three at right guard. Two of those games at left guard were the Chargers two playoff games.

Rinehart signed with the Chargers as a free-agent on a one year deal last offseason and his addition was a key piece to the resurgence of the Chargers offensive line last season.

Rinehart was expected to one of the Top free agent guards available this off-season, but instead of testing the free-agent market he chose to stay home and help the Chargers purse their run for a Super Bowl Chapionship. The Chargers now return their entire starting offense line for the next season, with backup offensive guard Jeromey Clary the only remaining Charger offensive lineman whose future with the team remains uncertain.