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The Chargers will sign quarterback Kevin O'Connell to fill in for injured backup Charlie Whitehurst. The La Costa Canyon High and San Diego State graduate, who lives in Carlsbad, took a physical on Sunday evening at Chargers Park. He plans to sign his contract on Monday and practice on Tuesday afternoon, the team's next scheduled workout. O'Connell will temporarily replace Whitehurst, who strained his medial collateral ligament on Thursday and is expected to be out for two weeks. The Chargers have practiced with only two quarterbacks since Saturday, after initital Whitehurst replacement Kyle Boller told the team that he would retire after training with the team on Friday. Source: North County Times
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Quarterback Kevin O'Connell was set to sign with the Chargers, according to the North County Times. San Diego signed Kyle Boller to temporarily replace injured Charlie Whitehurst (knee), but Boller abruptly retired the following day. A former star for San Diego State, O'Connell has spent time with the Patriots, Lions and Dolphins. Whitehurst is expected to miss about...
Kyle Boller, who signed with the San Diego Chargers on Friday, apparently decided his heart wasn't in it as he reportedly retired Saturday. The Chargers had signed Boller because backup Charlie Whitehurst is out with a knee injury. The Union-Tribune reported Saturday that he had changed his mind and decided to retire after eight seasons. Boller was the 19th pick in the 2003...
One day after signing with the Chargers, QB Kyle Boller left the team and apparently retired. Head coach Norv Turner told reporters after Saturdays practice that Boller, "does not want to continue to play football," according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. A first-round pick by the Ravens in 2003, Boller played in two games with one start last season for the Raiders...
One day after signing with the San Diego Chargers on a one-year contract, quarterback Kyle Boller has retired, Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports.
A former first-round selection (19th overall) by the Baltimore Ravens out of Cal in the 2003 NFL Draft, Boller finishes his eight-year NFL career 20-27 as a starter with 861 completions of 1,519 attempts (56.7 completion...
It's been a rough little start to training camp for the Chargers' 6-foot-9 left tackle. Jared Gaither dealt with cramps Thursday during the first practice of camp and was carted off the field. He was a full participant the next day. On Saturday, he missed all of practice with muscle spasms. The two ailments aren't related. "It was completely different," coach...
SAN DIEGO– When quarterback Kyle Boller was drafted in 2003 he was supposed to be the answer at the one position that the Baltimore Ravens struggled at.
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