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LB Carlos Polk (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty)

Kris Dielman stole the headlines this offseason by signing a six-year contract to stay with the Chargers. However, two other free agents signed on the cheap. Carlos Polk and Cory Withrow inked multi-year deals and became the catalysts for the current two-game winning streak.

A.J. Smith re-resigned Carlos Polk to a two-year contract solely because of his special teams prowess. Polk, a two-time Special Teams Player of the Year, has a knack for busting wedges and blasting kick returners. That ability sparked the Chargers' week five win over the Denver Broncos, when Polk jarred loose the ball from return man Brian Clark. The loose ball bounced into the waiting hands of...

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