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Matt Slauson agrees to two-year deal with Chargers

The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with offensive lineman Matt Slauson.

The Chargers made the official announcement Monday.

Slauson, 30, was released by the Bears on May 1 after making 16 starts last season (12 at left guard, four at center). The Bears did not offer Slauson a chance to return with a pay reduction. He made visits to the Chargers and Buffalo Bills after his release.

The Chargers are expected to use Slauson at center, although the team added former USC center Max Tuerk in the third round of last week's draft. The Bills had viewed Slauson as a potential option at right tackle, a source told ESPN's Mike Rodak.

Slauson played three seasons with the Bears, starting 37 games. He played in just five games in 2014 because of an ankle injury and a torn pectoral muscle.

Slauson started 85 of the 88 games he appeared in for the Bears and New York Jets, with 81 of those starts at left guard for the two teams.

ESPN's Adam Caplan and Mike Rodak contributed to this report.