If signed by the Chargers, Unrein would be a 5-technique defensive end in their defensive. He would backup established starters Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes.
Last week Denver Broncos General Manager said that he would like Unrein back with the Broncos and that they are working to re-sign the veteran defensive lineman. If re-signed by the Broncos he would also serve as a backup 5-technique defensive end in Wade Phillips defense.
I believe that Unrein has an offer from the Broncos, but first is testing what his value is on the free agent market. San Diego Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy has seen plenty of Unrein during his days as the Broncos Offensive Coordinator, and as a Head Coach of the Chargers.
In four seasons with the Denver Broncos, Unrein has totaled 49 tackles and caught one touchdown pass from quarterback Peyton Manning. Unrein entered the league out of Wyoming as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He attended Training Camp with the Texans (under Gary Kubiak) after the draft and later signed with the Broncos. He made his NFL debut in 2011 and has played in 49 games since then.
Per Adam Schefter:
Chargers announced they have signed former Broncos DL Mitch Unrein to a two-year contract.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2015
Looks like Unrein chose San Diego over Denver. While the contract particulars aren't known yet, we'll keep you updated when they are released. It looks like the jettison of good free agents hasn't slowed down for the Broncos yet. I sure hope John Elway has a game-plan for the draft.