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Chargers released QB Kevin O’Connell from the team. O’Connell is a San Diego native that hoped to make it as a third string QB on this team. With the return of Charlie Whitehurst to the practice field and the recent success of Jarrett Lee, O’Connell’s services will no longer be needed in San Diego. Jarrett Lee looks like he will earn his roster spot in the third QB slot after all. (Unless the Bolts still turn to free agency and aquire a veteran.) O’Connell was signed July 30th and did no play in San Diego’s pre season opener. He previously has played for the Jets and Patriots and was hoping to start fresh in San Diego. Best of luck to O’Connell as he finds his new home. Check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

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Chargers release O'Connell

The San Diego Chargers released quarterback Kevin O'Connell on Saturday. O'Connell was signed July 29 after Kyle Boller decided to retire just after signing. The Chargers needed a quarterback in camp while Charlie Whitehurst was out with a strained MCL. Whitehurst returned Saturday. O'Connell did not get into Thursday's game against Green Bay as rookie Jarrett...
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