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Los Angeles Chargers sign defensive end Damion Square to two-year deal

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While much attention is on former Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower — New England — during this year’s free agency period, another ex-Crimson Tide standout has inked a deal with an NFL team.

According to the Los Angeles Chargers website, defensive end Damion Square came in agreement with the franchise for a two-year extension on Friday. Square emerged as an impact player on defense late in 2016, totaling 31 tackles, six tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 10 quarterback hurries through 11 games.

He was not taken through seven rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft. During his time at the University of Alabama, Square earned three BCS national championships. He had 93 tackles (18.5 for loss) and 7.5 sacks in 40 games.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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