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Alfonso Boone helps provide depth to depleted Chargers line

Earlier today, only three of 31 players dumped by the Chiefs since the end of the 2008 season had found new jobs.

Now, the number is up to four.

(Says former G.M. Carl Peterson, “Hooray?”)

Our old pal Aaron Wilson of NFP reports that Boone, cut earlier this year by Kansas City, has agreed to terms with the Chargers on a one-year deal.

In our view, it’s the Chargers’ first tangible step toward filling the huge void created by the season-ending triceps injury suffered by defensive tackle Jamal Williams in Week One.  With 3-4 nose tackles not exactly growing on trees (and if they were, the trunks would be bent over like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree when they put a single ornament on top), it appears that veteran Travis Johnson, listed as both a tackle and and end, possibly will rotate with Ogemdi Nwagbuo at the nose.

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9 Responses to “Alfonso Boone helps provide depth to depleted Chargers line”
  1. FumbleNuts says: Sep 21, 2009 11:14 PM

    Daniel Boone would have helped a little more.

  2. bearsrule says: Sep 21, 2009 11:32 PM

    Adding a warm body doesn’t necessarily mean they are adding depth. Boone used to be with the Bears. There’s a reason they let him go. He wasn’t good enough to stick in K.C. He won’t be adding a thing.

  3. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 22, 2009 12:05 AM

    Someone needs to tell Norv Turner that preseason had ended and games count for real now.
    I swear every season they don’t play well or close to potential till week 5 or later.

  4. elroy says: Sep 22, 2009 12:05 AM

    Um Travis Johnson is a five technique end not a zero technique NT.

  5. MasterShake says: Sep 22, 2009 12:18 AM

    Can the others file for extensions on their unemployment benefits? I hope Alfonso does the “Carlton” after every touchdown. Doesn’t matter what team.

  6. boltschick says: Sep 22, 2009 12:22 AM

    Another starting defensive lineman, Ryon Bingham, suffered a season-ending biceps injury. So the Chargers need a lot of help.
    I think AJ needs to make a trade. Everyone says the Chargers are the most talented team in the league, right? They should shed some talent in an area where they are deep in order to field a respectable defensive line.
    One of the announcers yesterday called the defensive line “embarrassing” when the Ravens’ OL pushed the entire line 5 yards into the endzone.

  7. nuggy says: Sep 22, 2009 8:33 AM

    Rivera has a history with Boone in Chicago….
    He will be very serviceable at the nose…..because while not fast…..He will not be move out of the whole easily….
    I think a very good pickup if his skills have not diminished because of his age…..

  8. CapsLockKey says: Sep 22, 2009 10:09 AM

    Boone is probably the only “former Chief” that’s out there right now that deserves a roster spot other than maybe Pollard. I’m surprised it took this long for him to get on somewhere as he was actually decent.

  9. NoDirectionHome1941 says: Sep 22, 2009 10:42 AM

    Not sure if it has already been said but whoever turned up that statistic (only three of 31 players dumped by the Chiefs since the end of the 2008 season had found new jobs) did a great a job.
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen one statistic which explains how big a job Pioli and Haley have to do there- the number of utterly useless players that Peterson and Edwards (don’t forget/forgive him) had on the team.

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