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Chargers sign Neill

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Chargers.com
    Posted 2 hours ago

    9-17-2010


    The San Diego Chargers signed long snapper Ryan Neill to a one-year contract.

    The San Diego Chargers signed long snapper Ryan Neill to a one-year contract. The 6-3, 253-pound veteran is in his fourth NFL season and snapped in nine games during the 2009 season for the St. Louis Rams.

    Neill originally came into the NFL as undrafted free agent with Buffalo in 2006. He did not play in ’06, but handled all of the Bills’ long snapping duties in 2007 and ’08, and also saw action as a reserve defensive end in 2008. Neill is a native of Wayne Hills, New Jersey. He attended Wayne Hills High School and Rutgers University where he earned All-America and All-Big East honors on the field and in the classroom.

    He will wear No. 58 for the Chargers.

    On Tuesday, the Chargers had to place veteran long snapper David Binn[​IMG] on Reserve-Injured due to a hamstring injury and they replaced him with 10-year veteran snapper James Dearth[​IMG]. However Dearth injured his foot during Thursday’s practice and has been placed on Reserve-Injured as well.
     
  2. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Interesting, losing two long snappers in one week... It sounds wrong, but it's not...

    Pointy
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Seriously did Dearth get checked out BEFORE he injured or was this just a real freak accident?
     
  4. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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  5. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Dearth got injured yesterday (Thursday) in practice. So, I guess that could be a freak injury or accident.

    Pointy
     
  6. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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    Am I the only one who saw this thread and thought Neill was short for McNeill and thought we signed Marcus McNeill?
     
  7. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Lol I was actualy expecting someone to have asked if they were talkin bout Lorenzo Neil.

    Well shiz at least hes not as old. And wtf why cant we jus release Dearth? Why we puttin him on the IR list? Unless Binn is gonna be done after this...
     
  8. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

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    I had to do a double take and then got upset when i didnt see t he "Mc"
     
  9. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    if someone gets injured while participating in a team event and if that injury prevents him from playing for a length of time. The Chargers can place him on the IR. I am positive the Players Union would have something to say if they just released him without any compensation.
     

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