Kavell Conner LB SD 9 Months

Chargers signed ILB Kavell Conner to a three-year contract.

Conner leaves Colts head coach Chuck Pagano to play for his brother, Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano. He'll step in as a backup behind Donald Butler and Manti Te'o, providing some early-down run-stopping depth.

Kavell Conner LB SD 9 Months

Free agent ILB Kavell Conner will visit the Chargers on Wednesday, and is expected to sign.

The Indy-to-San Diego pipeline continues. Conner entered 2013 on the trade block, and ended up playing only 115 snaps. Conner was mostly ineffective as a starter from 2010-12. He'd be an early-down, run-stopping specialist for the Bolts.

Kavell Conner LB SD Jun 10 '79

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Colts ILB Kavell Conner is on the trade block.

A starter most of the past three seasons, Conner tallied 54 tackles in 2012, but played just 326 snaps. He's an early-down thumper. It's an indication the Colts want to start Pat Angerer opposite Jerrell Freeman.

Kavell Conner LB SD Nov 10 '78

Colts ILB Kavell Conner's 2013 base salary increased from $575,000 to $630,000 after he hit escalators in his rookie deal.

Conner has started 36 games over his first three seasons after being a seventh-round pick out of Clemson in 2010. A year after racking up 104 tackles as the Colts' strong-side linebacker in 2011, Conner moved inside as the Colts transitioned to the 3-4 defense. He's proven to be strong against the run.

Kavell Conner LB SD Jun 16 '77

Kavell Conner will enter the season as the Colts' starting weak-side linebacker.

A seventh-round steal last season, Conner has already drawn comparisons to former Titans linebacker David Thornton. Thanks to an appendectomy that kept Ernie Sims out for much of August, Conner had little competition for the job. Sims will play on nickel downs once he gets back to full strength.