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The San Diego Chargers have signed defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin to a one-year contract. Franklin started nine games last season for the New Orleans Saints, registering 17 tackles. Franklin is a 6-foot-1, 317-pounder from the University of Tennessee who hasn't missed a game since the 2007 season. He has 204 career tackles

Chargers cut veteran Luis Castillo

The San Diego Chargers released veteran DE Luis Castillo Thursday. The move had been discussed between Castillo and the team several times. Castillo, 28, who was drafted in the first round in 2005, is now considering catching on with another team. While not considered a lock to make the roster, he may still have some left in the tank to contribute elsewhere. He's currently...

Chargers release Dielman from reserve-retired list

The San Diego Chargers on Friday released retired guard Kris Dielman from the team's reserve-retired list. Dielman retired in March, 4 1/2 months after sustaining a concussion in a helmet-to-helmet collision with a New York Jets defender. The 320-pound Dielman was staggered by the injury early in the fourth quarter of the Oct. 23 game. But he continued to play because the Chargers...

Ryan Mathews says he’s in much better shape this season

Getty Images San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews told XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego with Chris & Ben (via that he’s in better shape heading into training camp this year, then he was last season. “Huge, huge difference. I’m in way better shape this time than I was last year and I just feel good about myself. I really do. I feel real...

Chargers release veteran Castillo

The San Diego Chargers have released defensive end Luis Castillo. The seven-year veteran was a standout for the Chargers for much of his career, starting 79 of the 82 games he played, with 276 tackles, including 43 for a loss and 19 sacks. But he broke his left leg in the 2011 season opener and didn't play again. A first-round draft pick in 2005, Castillo signed a one-year...

Chargers release DL Castillo

The San Diego Chargers released former first-round pick Luis Castillo. Castillo was a full-time starter each of his first six seasons, but suffered a broken leg in the season-opener against the Vikings last season and was inactive for 11 games before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 8. As a free agent in March, Castillo visited the Chiefs and Patriots before signing a...

San Diego Chargers add RB Jackie Battle

The San Diego Chargers added another running back to their roster on Friday with the signing of free agent RB Jackie Battle. Battle has spent his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs but was not brought back after the Chiefs added RB Peyton Hillis in free agency. Battle is the third veteran running back to join the Chargers roster this season, after the franchise inked veteran...

Chargers sign Aubrayo Franklin, Jackie Battle & release Kris Dielman

Getty Images The San Diego Chargers were busy making roster moves on Friday with training camp less than a week away.  They signed free agent defensive lineman Aubrayo Franklin and running back Jackie Battle. Battle put up some nice numbers last season for the Chiefs.  He carried the ball 149 times for 597 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Chargers also released veteran offensive lineman...

Schrager's 2-a-days: Chargers and Falcons

To get you fully prepared for the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, we're ranking every team from worst to first in the weeks leading up to the opening of training camps. Every day, we'll be previewing two teams, one from each conference, analyzing them from top to bottom and giving you all you need to know to be an informed fan. What's the major storyline heading...

Chargers to release Luis Castillo

AP Photo According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers will be releasing defensive end Luis Castillo. Castillo was released last season and was then re-signed for less money. The 28 year-old Castillo only played in one game during the 2011 season, after suffering a fractured leg.
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