Found July 23, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
The Chargers signed two of the biggest name remaining free agents out there this week and, while they won’t have big impacts, as is the case with almost anyone available in July, they will see some playing time. Franklin’s signing allowed the Chargers to cut Luis Castillo, an oft injured player. Franklin will pair with potential breakout star Cam Thomas at nose tackle, allowing the veteran Antonio Garay to play more defensive end, Castillo’s old position. Garay will rotate some with Vaughn Martin, Corey Liuget, and 2nd round rookie Kendall Reyes at defensive end, and also play some nose tackle. Thomas will see the bulk of the snaps at nose tackle, while Franklin, two years removed from being San Francisco’s franchise player, will see limited snaps. At the other hand, Battle will provide some more depth behind clear feature back Ryan Mathews. Battle will likely be the 3rd back behind Mathews, another breakout candidate, and veteran Ronnie Brown, who was terrible in Philadelphia last ...

Jackie Battle / Aubrayo Franklin agree to one-year deals

The Chargers have reached one year agreements with free agents Jackie Battle (RB) and Aubrayo Franklin (DT). Jackie Battle spent his 2011 season with division rival Kansas City Chiefs. after recording 597 yards with two touchdowns in 149 carries in a breakout season for Battle. Due to injuries, the undrafted free agent was asked to contribute and so he did. Battle is a 6-2 238...

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San Diego Chargers release OG Kris Dielman

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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...
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