The San Diego Chargers on Friday released the retired Dielman from the team's reserve-retired list.|||||||
Dielman retired in March, 4 1/2 months after sustaining a concussion in a helmet-to-helmet collision with a New York Jets defender.
Dielman has retired from the San Diego Chargers, saying it's the right thing to do so after he sustained a concussion last season.|||||||
The 320-pound Dielman was staggered by the injury early in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets on Oct. 23. Dielman suffered a grand mal seizure on the flight home and was hospitalized overnight. He was an undrafted rookie in 2003.
The San Diego Chargers have placed Dielman on injured reserve due to the lingering effects of a concussion sustained Oct. 23 at the New York Jets.|||||||
The Pro Bowl left guard was originally slated to miss two games following the concussion and a grand mal seizure suffered on the plane ride home. The team's reaction to Dielman's concussion came under scrutiny by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. He did not come out of the game even though he was visibly staggered by the injury, and wasn't diagnosed until afterward.
Dielman was ejected in the second quarter Sunday for throwing a punch at Kansas City's Tamba Hali after Hali caused and recovered a fumble.|||||||
Hali, the left defensive end, stripped Philip Rivers of the ball and recovered it, then tried to get up and run. As the pile was being untangled and Hali was still on the ground, Dielman appeared take a swing at him.
Dielman agreed to return to the Chargers on Saturday just hours after the Seattle Seahawks met with the lineman. The deal is worth $39 million over six years, with $17 million guaranteed in the first two years, according to a person with knowledge of the terms.|||||||
Dielman joined the Chargers in 2003 as an undrafted defensive lineman from Indiana. He was converted to guard in his rookie season and became a starter early in the 2005 season. He has quickly blossomed into a top offensive lineman.