Football Players who Played for Chargers and Falcons

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That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Los Angeles Chargers and the Atlanta Falcons.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Chargers and the Falcons.

Casey Hayward

Casey Hayward was drafted in the second round, 62nd overall, by the Green Bay Packers in the 2012 NFL Draft. During his tenure with the Packers, Hayward made an immediate impact as a cornerback, earning NFL All-Rookie Team honors in his first season.

After spending four seasons in Green Bay, Hayward signed with the San Diego Chargers in 2016. With the Chargers, he elevated his game to another level, earning two Pro Bowl selections in 2016 and 2017, along with 2nd Team All-Pro honors.

Throughout his career, Hayward has been known for his exceptional coverage skills, ball-hawking ability, and versatility in the secondary. Hayward’s career statistics (as of the start of the 2023 season) include over 400 tackles, 25 interceptions, and 112 pass deflections.

Dwight Freeney

Dwight Freeney had a highly successful career in the NFL, standing out as one of the most feared defensive ends of his time. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 11th overall pick of the 2002 NFL Draft. Freeney spent the majority of his career with the Colts (2002 to 2012), and became a key figure in their defense.

Over the span of his illustrious career, he accumulated 125.5 sacks, 47 forced fumbles, and 350 tackles. Freeney was a force to be reckoned with on the field, earning seven Pro Bowl selections and three First-Team All-Pro nods. One of the highlights of his career was winning Super Bowl XLI with the Colts.

After leaving the Colts, Freeney had stints with several other teams including the San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, and Detroit Lions before retiring in 2017.

Freeney Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Colts)
  • Pro Bowl (Colts)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Colts)

David Richards

David Richards was selected in the 4th round, 99th overall, by the San Diego Chargers in the 1988 NFL Draft. Richards spent a total of 9 seasons in the league, playing for multiple teams including the Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots.

During his career, Richards started 128 games including all 16 games in each of the 5 seasons he played in San Diego.

While not achieving any major individual awards, he contributed to the success of the offenses he was part of, particularly in the running game. His experience in the league, playing at both guard and tackle positions, allowed him to provide stability and versatility to the teams he played for.

Eric Metcalf

Eric Metcalf was selected as the 13th overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons, with stints at 7 different teams including the Browns, Falcons, Chargers, Cardinals, Panthers, Redskins, and Packers.

Metcalf was primarily utilized as a return specialist and running back. His versatility and speed made him a significant threat in special teams. Over his career, he recorded almost 8,000 rushing and receiving yards, but his most remarkable achievements came as a return specialist, where he scored 12 return touchdowns.

He was named to three Pro Bowls and earned two 1st Team All-Pro selections. His ability to change games with his special teams play made him one of the most exciting players to watch during his career.

Metcalf Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Browns, Chargers)
  • Pro Bowl (Browns, Chargers)
  • 1000+ Receiving Yard Season (Falcons)

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