Linebacker Kevin Burnett agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Chargers on Tuesday.
Burnett leaves the Dallas Cowboys, for whom he played the past
four seasons after being drafted in the second round in 2005 out of
Burnett, who also plays special teams, had 38 tackles and two
sacks in 2008, and his 19 special teams tackles were second on the
"We're excited to have the opportunity to add an outstanding
football player to our team," Chargers general manager A.J. Smith
said. "Kevin has excelled in the kicking game throughout his
career and has experience in a defensive system that is very
similar to ours. We're glad to have him aboard."
The Cowboys run a defense much like what the Chargers use.
"It's very, very similar," Burnett said. "It's a lot of the
same calls. Obviously people do things different from team to team,
but it should be a pretty easy transition."