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Chargers, Jahleel Addae make it official

The player known as "The Hitman" is returning.

The Chargers and safety Jahleel Addae made it official Thursday that Addae would return, when Addae signed a one-year contract to remain in San Diego for another season.

The organization had placed a second-round tender on Addae — a restricted free agent — on the first day of the 2016 league year.

Addae is expected to compete for a starting position in the Chargers’ secondary, and with safety Eric Weddle gone, will likely take an increased role. The 5-10, 200-pound Florida native -- who signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013 -- is known for his physicality and hard hits, and has totaled 151 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 40 career games since entering the NFL. He is part of a secondary that includes Jason Verrett, Brandon Flowers, Dwight Lowery and Casey Hayward.

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