Chargers Shuffle Roster
Chargers shuffle roster
The Chargers signed outside linebacker Cyril Obiozor (SEER-uhl OH-bee-AH-zer) from the Arizona Cardinals practice squad and re-signed cornerback Dante Hughes on Tuesday. The team also placed linebacker Jyles Tucker on Reserve-Injured.
Obiozor, 6-foot-4, 249 pounds, played in five games for Green Bay last season, primarily on special teams, after transitioning to outside linebacker out of college. The Arizona Cardinals claimed him off waivers in September. He was inactive for their first game this season, played in their second and spent the last two weeks on the Cardinals’ practice squad.
Hughes has spent most of the last two seasons on the Chargers’ 53-man roster but has played in just one game.
San Diego placed Tucker (chest) on IR for the second consecutive season. He played in seven games last year before an ankle injury ended his year prematurely.
The Chargers signed rookie linebacker Nate Triplett to the practice squad as well.
Triplett, 6-foot-3, 247 pounds, was a fifth-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2010. He made 105 tackles as a senior for the University of Minnesota at middle linebacker, his only year as a full-time starter, after earning his reputation as a special teams ace for the Golden Gophers. The Vikings released Triplett after training camp.