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Chargers make roster moves

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Chargers.com
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    SAN DIEGO – The Chargers signed long snapper Ethan Albright, strong safety Quinton Teal and cornerback Dante Hughes on Tuesday.
    To make room for the three players, the team waived running back Curtis Brinkley[​IMG] and placed James Holt[​IMG] (shoulder) and Ryan Neill[​IMG] (knee) on Reserve-Injured.
    The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Albright is in his 16th NFL season and had snapped in all 16 games every year since 1996 until this season.
    Albright entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay in 1994 and spent the season on the practice squad. He played 10 games for Miami in ’95 and played in all 16 games every year from ’96 to ’09 for Buffalo and Washington, making the Pro Bowl with the Redskins in 2007.
    Albright is the Chargers’ fourth long snapper in the last two weeks. The team has placed David Binn[​IMG] (hamstring), James Dearth[​IMG] (foot) and Neill on Reserve-Injured. Neill snapped for the Chargers in Weeks 2 and 3 but suffered an injury against Seattle, necessitating Albright’s signing.
    Teal, who participated in training camp with the Chargers, played in 44 games with Carolina from 2007-09 and made 45 tackles on defense and 26 on special teams.
    The 6-foot, 205-pound safety gives San Diego another defensive back and special teams contributor, as does the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Hughes. Hughes, in his fourth NFL season, played in one game for the Chargers last year against Washington. Hughes and Teal combined for five special teams tackles and a forced fumble in the preseason.
     
  2. CoronaDoug

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    Saints bring back John Carney

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 28, 2010 7:03 PM ET
    John Carney is back with the Saints, even if it felt like he never left.

    Nokia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Carney was signed on Tuesday after a tryout. The veteran was with the organization for seven seasons, including 2009. This is his third stint with the team.

    Carney kicked most of last season and finished the year off the roster but still with the team in the playoffs as Garrett Hartley's kicking tutor.

    With Hartley struggling early this year, the Saints have brought Carney back. It appears the team will keep Hartley, but that has yet to be confirmed. The unique setup has worked before.

    Hartley delivered some of the biggest kicks in NFL history, much less Saints history. So the team is rewarding him with a little more patience. Most kickers with his experience would probably have been cut by now.

    Saints bring back John Carney | ProFootballTalk.com

    Speaking of roster moves...
     
  3. foober

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    is this our 4th or 5th player to be our longsnapper this year. Other than letting kickreturners have 100 yard returns rountinely this might be another thing thats keeling us.

    Anyone think that other teams kickreturners are just watering at the mouth for the day they can play against the chargers kick teams.
     
  4. CoronaDoug

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    Another Chargers long snapper goes down

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 28, 2010 5:56 PM ET
    Being the Chargers' long snapper remains the most dangerous job in America.

    San Diego picked up their fourth long snapper in two weeks on Tuesday, signing Ethan Albright. He was picked up to replace Ryan Neil on injured reserve.

    Neil joins David Binn and James Dearth as victims of the Chargers long snapping curse.

    The team also announced Tuesday they signed safety Quinton Neal and cornerback Dante Huges. They waived running back Curtis Brinkley and placed linebacker James Holt on injured reserve.

    Brinkley's departure (he should wind up on the practice squad) is a good sign that Ryan Mathews will return to action this week. Mathews said he was pain-free after a workout Monday.
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

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    Chargers lose another snapper

    ESPN
    September, 28, 2010
    By Bill Williamson




    The San Diego Chargers’ staggering string of bad fortune at long snapper has continued.

    After having one long snapper since 1994, San Diego is now on its fourth snapper of the season. Amazing.

    Long snapper Ryan Neill, who snapped in the second and third games, is now out for the year with a knee injury. So, San Diego has now turned to veteran Ethan Albright. He is in his 16th NFL season. He snapped in every game through 1996-2009. He was last with Washington.

    Let’s see if Albright can bring back stability to the position in San Diego. The craziness began when David Binn, the longest tenured Charger ever, was lost for the season in an opening-season loss at Kansas City. The team then signed veteran James Dearth. He was lost for the season when he was hurt in practice before playing a game for the Chargers.

    The Chargers made some other moves Tuesday. San Diego signed safety Quinton Teal and brought back Dante Hughes, who was cut Saturday. Running back Curtis Brinkley was cut. He will likely go back to the practice squad. He was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday as insurance at running back. His release probably means rookie starter Ryan Mathews will be back against Arizona. Mathews has missed the past six quarters with an ankle injury. There were indications Monday that Mathews would play this week.

    The team also put linebacker James Holt on the injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
     
  6. Ride The Lightning

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    Chargers long snapper = Spinal Tap drummer
     
  7. Johnny Lightning

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    Injuries continue to pile up in San Diego

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 28, 2010 8:53 PM ET
    The Chargers have issues.

    They have the worst special teams in football by far, necessitating roster churning. They have a healthy Pro Bowler that is not allowed to play. They are on their 47th long snapper and now they have a host of other injured players taking up roster spots.

    Outside linebacker Larry English underwent surgery on his foot Tuesday, the team announced. He's expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Fellow outside 'backer Shawne Merriman only played three snaps Sunday because of injuries to his calf and Achilles.

    Oh, and guard Louis Vasquez will miss a least two games with a MCL sprain, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego-Union Tribune.

    Perhaps the biggest cause for optimism for the 1-2 Chargers is their schedule: San Diego faces Arizona, Oakland, and St. Louis over the next three weeks.
     
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    I'd swear David Binn put some kind of hex on that position, that scares me right there

    And they clearly added players they thought could make an impact on ST. Remember Teal and Hughes were primarily ST gunners
     
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    That's good news about Vazquez. After seeing him carted off, I was worried the injury was worse. I think Vazquez's improvement is a big reason why our running game is so much better.
     
  10. Dublin Bolt

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    Incredible... how does Boonah go from PS to the 53 to being cut just like that. How are guys like Spillman and others who have underperformed on special teams still on the team. Extremely disappointed for Brinkley. Can he get back onto the PS or are we full there?.
     
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    Just to satisfy my own curiousity, did Boonah actually take to the field on Sunday last? I kept an eye for him on special teams but could spot him.
     
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    lol... truth
     
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    I don't think he saw any action at all. Spotted him on the sideline a couple of times minus his helmet. Did not look like a guy that was going to get a chance. I was shouting for him to go in as kick returner cos Sproles was doing F all.
     
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    Keep me out of it.
     
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