Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Is this a joke? Chargers on 4th long snapper of the year, plus English has surgery.

The Chargers put their third long snapper on IR already this year, placing Ryan Neill on the injured reserve.  Neill was signed just a few weeks ago, after the Chargers placed James Dearth on IR.

So insert Ethan Albright, formerly of the Washington Redskins.  He was actually a member of the 2008 NFC Pro Bowl roster, so he brings a good deal of experience.  He is also famous for being for being the lowest rated player in Madden '07.  

Larry English, the Chargers 2009 1st Round Pick, had surgery on his foot, which will put him out for the next 4-6 weeks.  With Shawne Merriman ailing, the Chargers will have to rely on Antwan Applewhite and Jyles Tucker.

Guard Louis Vasquez is also down with an MCL sprain, and he will miss two games.  Tyronne Green will step in, to a unit that had issues in pass protection in Seattle.

The Chargers also signed strong safety Quinton Teal and cornerback Dante Hughes, in an effort to sure up their pathetic special teams unit.  To make room on the roster, the Chargers placed linebacker James Holt, and placed long snapper Ryan Neill on injured reserve, and waived running back Curtis Brinkley.

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