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Chargers sign Randy McMichael

The San Diego Chargers have filled their need for a veteran backup at tight end, announcing today that they’ve signed Randy McMichael.

“Randy has been a targeted player for us for some time now,” General Manager A.J. Smith said in the team’s statement. “With the departure of Brandon [Manumaleuna] to the Bears, we wanted to sign another veteran. We were hoping that would be Randy.”

McMichael has been a starter for his entire career: He started all but one of the 116 games he played for the Dolphins and Rams since he entered the league in 2002. He can’t compete for a starting job in San Diego as long as Antonio Gates is healthy, but he can see plenty of playing time in two-tight end sets, just as Manumaleuna did.

Last season McMichael, who will turn 31 this month, started all 16 games for the Rams, catching 34 passes for 332 yards.

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7 Responses to “Chargers sign Randy McMichael”
  1. Howboutdemcowboys says: Jun 3, 2010 8:41 PM

    He hasn’t been worth shit since he left the dolphins. But I guess everyone that plays for the rams aren’t worth shit.

  2. heartstl says: Jun 3, 2010 8:45 PM

    Good old stone hands McMike

  3. karmathaitch says: Jun 3, 2010 8:48 PM

    HUGE signing!! Behind Gates, trouble!!

  4. Santonio'sBluntWrap says: Jun 3, 2010 9:23 PM

    As a Dolphins fan, I was sad to see Randy leave Miami. He really can’t block worth a damn, but he can stretch the field just when you need it. A solid player, and a decent character. Good luck in San Diego.

  5. Chris says: Jun 4, 2010 2:29 AM

    whooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cares!
    – the movie “screwed” , haha

  6. Cambodian Breast Milk says: Jun 4, 2010 2:42 AM

    Awesome….who?

  7. Ranoversquarells says: Jun 4, 2010 8:25 AM

    Cambodian Breast Milk says:
    June 4, 2010 2:42 AM
    Awesome….who?
    ____________________________________
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha greatest name ever.

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