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Los Angeles Chargers finalizing deal to acquire Khalil Mack from the Chicago Bears

Written by Doug Rush

The Los Angeles Chargers nearly made the playoffs on the final week of the season. They’re about to make their defense a stronger one.

The Chargers are finalizing a deal to acquire pass-rushing linebacker/defensive end Khalil Mack from the Chicago Bears.

Mack is in the fourth year of a six-year, $141 million deal, but with the Bears rebuilding, they found a chance to move him and his contract.

Mack had six sacks in seven games for the Bears before undergoing a season-ending foot injury that required surgery.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.