Report: Chargers sign TE Will Dissly to a three-year deal

The Sporting Tribune's Fernando Ramirez on the Chargers forming their new identity with their latest signing.

LOS ANGELES — The Chargers brass have made their second move of free agency, signing tight end Will Dissly to a three-year deal, according to Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz.

This is a key signing for the Chargers. Jim Harbaugh and OC Greg Roman want to run the football team, and they just signed a premier blocking tight end.

Dissly, who had been with the Seattle Seahawks for six seasons, was released by the team on March 5th.

The Chargers haven’t had good blocking by a tight end since Virgil Green, who hasn’t been on the roster since 2020.

Pass catching isn’t something that was asked of him in the past, but his biggest season was in 2022 when he caught 34 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns.

It will be interesting to see if the Chargers use Dissly on special teams as he has done for Seattle in the past. In 2022, he won special teams player of the week after forcing a fumble and recovering it against the Giants.

The first two signings of the Harbaugh era have been to improve the run game as they have already signed running back Gus Edwards, but now bringing in one of the better blocking tight ends in the league shows their commitment to forming their identity.