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Dielman reportedly leaning towards returning in 2012

San Diego Chargers' Mathews and Dielman celebrate a touchdown against New England Patriots during their NFL football game in Foxborough

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (top) and guard Kris Dielman celebrate Matthews’ touchdown against the New England Patriots in the first half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Chargers guard Kris Dielman is considering retirement after suffering a seizure following a concussion, but early signs point towards a return to football.

Kevin Acee of the U-T San Diego reports that sources close to Dielman and team sources believe Dielman is leaning towards playing next season.

The Pro Bowler is due $5.5 million. While the Chargers are looking to save money elsewhere on the roster, Acee writes that the team will “happily pay” Dielman that money if he returns.