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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 RB Ronnie Brown and Le’Ron McClain earlier this offseason.
Battle will now likely compete with Brown for the back up position on the Chargers roster behind Ryan Mathews.
Battle is known as a powerful runner who excels on special teams. He posted career highs last season with 597 yards on 149 carries as he was thrust into a starting role with the Chiefs due to injuries at the running back position. Battle has accumulated 715 yards in his four-year career.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
WTF alert - another NFL player has been arrested. What is going on? Chiefs cornerback Donald Washington is next to grace the perp walk, sporting a fresh new charge of driving under the influence of drugs.
97.9 XFM reported that he was arrested in Effingham, Illinois on Thursday after he was pulled over on I-70 for speeding. A strong odor of weed was detected by the...
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
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...
When Chargers left guard Kris Dielman announced his retirement March 1, the four-time Pro Bowler said his decision was final, apparently, now, that has changed. Two sources said Friday that Dielman has "un-retired," although it is unclear what his plans are. The Chargers released him Friday from the reserve-retired list, which frees him to play for any team. Dielman had...
Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Donald Washington was arrested in Effingham County (Ill.) Thursday for possessing DUI drugs, unlawful possession of 2.5 to 10 grams of marijuana, speeding and driving while his license is suspended. The arrest was reported Friday by 97.9 XFM in Effingham, Illinois. Washington, 25, was stopped by Illinois State Police at 2:42 p.m. for speeding...
Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Donald Washington was arrested Thursday in Illinois and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, according to Effingham County court records. Washington, who plays cornerback and safety, was stopped by Illinois State Police for speeding on Interstate 70 in central Illinois when an officer found drugs in his vehicle, according to the Effingham...
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...
Last year the Kansas City Chiefs were snake-bitten with the injury bug. But this year with a real off season in hand, the team could see some of their former wounded soldiers shine bright in 2012.