The San Diego Chargers got down to the NFL roster limit of 75 players by waiving four players and placing rookie third-round linebacker Donald Butler on injured reserve with an Achilles' injury.
They also signed left-footed punter Glenn Pakulak, who has played for the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins.
The team waived running back Marcus Mason, wide receiver Gary Banks, guard Lee Grimes and linebacker Darry Beckwith.
Pakulak, who has averaged 44.4 yards per punt during his brief NFL career, earned the Mosi Tatupu Award given to the nation’s best special teams player as a senior at the University of Kentucky. He averaged 45.6 yards per punt and ranked third in the nation during the 2002 season.