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Chargers add another receiver/return specialist

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Another day, another receiver-return specialist signed by the Chargers.

The team announced Wednesday evening that free-agent Micheal Spurlock has joined the team.  The former Buccaneer is, as the Chargers point out, the third receiver-return specialist that the Chargers have signed in free agency, and the second in two days.

Last month, the Chargers added former Bronco Eddie Royal.  On Tuesday, former Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish agreed to terms.

Spurlock, the 14th free agent signed by the Chargers since free agency opened, has experience with special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who previously worked for the Buccaneers.

The 29-year-old Spurlock also has played for the Cardinals and 49ers, and he has two career touchdowns on kickoff returns and one on a punt return.

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24 Responses to “Chargers add another receiver/return specialist”
  1. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 4, 2012 8:08 PM

    This will help them when facing off against the Spokane Shock

  2. sullijo1 says: Apr 4, 2012 8:12 PM

    More proof Eddie Royal is not healthy.

  3. charger88 says: Apr 4, 2012 8:14 PM

    Obviously someone’s not making the roster. I guess AJ and Norv want options this year. Couldn’t hurt..

  4. jameslongstaffe says: Apr 4, 2012 8:21 PM

    Perhaps they don’t want Royal returning punts regularly, as he will be too valuable on offence. Royal will be a big part of Norv Turner’s plan, just watch. He is a perfect fit!

  5. jagerbolt says: Apr 4, 2012 8:25 PM

    Norv Turner has stated that the last day of camp will have a Royal Rumble match with all the returners battling it out for the roster spot.

  6. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Apr 4, 2012 8:27 PM

    3 nonfactors twice a year.. Jano and Lechlet won’t let them touch the ball. Although if you stand them on each others shoulders they are as tall as VJax.

  7. wrathofgodzilla says: Apr 4, 2012 8:39 PM

    After the last couple years of terrible Chargers special team performance, they’re commiting to making it better. That makes me sad as a Donkey fan because we’ve been hitting them hard in special teams these last few years. It was sad to see Eddie go to the Chargers. I was really hoping that he could be reunited with Cutler because that was the last year he was really productive as a receiver.

  8. cytofed says: Apr 4, 2012 8:44 PM

    Must planed to get score on a lot. They will need then.

  9. nomad57 says: Apr 4, 2012 9:10 PM

    Seems like they are still trying to replace Darren Sproles…

  10. humb0lt says: Apr 4, 2012 9:22 PM

    Line them up three deep in training camp, pick the best, cut the rest. The Chargers Super Bowl Express 2012.

  11. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Apr 4, 2012 9:36 PM

    @humbolt
    Chargers Super Expres 2012? Just like 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007… I see a trend. It’s all good til the games start.

  12. tombradyallday says: Apr 4, 2012 9:40 PM

    all those receivers still dont add up to what vincent jackson brought to that team. cant replace 6’5 230 pounds that runs like a horse

  13. humb0lt says: Apr 4, 2012 9:56 PM

    Vincent Jackson brought DUI’s, inconsistent effort and all-about-the-money attitude to the Chargers. Tampa can have him.

  14. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 4, 2012 10:04 PM

    “I know it seems like a lot of return specialists”, said a Chargers spokesperson, “But they’re all tiny.”.

  15. raiderapologist says: Apr 4, 2012 10:12 PM

    humb0lt says: Apr 4, 2012 9:22 PM

    Line them up three deep in training camp, pick the best, cut the rest. The Chargers Super Bowl Express 2012.

    The next one will be the first one. That must suck.

  16. milkmandanimal says: Apr 4, 2012 10:13 PM

    Spurlock is responsible for me never having to hear, “You know, the Buccaneers have never returned a kickoff for a TD in team history” at the start of every @#$!! game. Did it back in 2007. For that alone, the guy should never have to buy himself a meal in the Tampa area for the rest of his life.

  17. qdizzle says: Apr 4, 2012 10:37 PM

    Chargers definitely plan on passing the ball and getting better field position

  18. freemantowilliams says: Apr 4, 2012 11:41 PM

    As a bucs fan i know a lot about spurlock. To chargers fans, you guys just got a deal. Im gonna miss “Run Michael Run” Spurlock.

  19. wrathofgodzilla says: Apr 5, 2012 12:49 AM

    As a Greeley resident (Vincent Jackson went to the University of Northern Colorado) I can see how he’s been a repeated DUI offender. Lots of people up here drink and drive because everything is so close. Not condoning it, but we always have a laugh about how Vincent Jackson really represents Greeley well.

  20. glen1904 says: Apr 5, 2012 3:10 AM

    its funny to see people not from SD trying to figure out what AJ is doing!!?? if you really want to scratch your heads pay attention to his drafts, they are a real WTF exercise. like when he said about LT “we dont need a pro-bowl RB we need a championship RB and I can find them in rounds 3-5″ then gave away the 26th and 40th picks to move up to 12 and take a RB??? WTF??. AJ Smith=no Superbowl soon.

  21. mullman7675 says: Apr 5, 2012 6:32 AM

    humb0lt says:
    Apr 4, 2012 9:22 PM
    Line them up three deep in training camp, pick the best, cut the rest. The Chargers Super Bowl Express 2012.

     22 16 
    Lol- Humbolt is the biggest charger honk ever. Poor guy has had his head buried in the sand for years.
    Fun fact of the day: between seasons 2000- 2010 the Raiders won more playoff games than the chargers, while having seven straight years of losing football during the same period.
    Point is- even when the Raiders are at historical lows, they are still better than the chargers when it counts. The chargers will be picked by ESPN to win the SB for the 7th year in a row and fail again. I promise.

  22. 7to10for6allday says: Apr 5, 2012 7:12 AM

    They lost VJ and now are signing a bunch of stiffs to replace him. Good plan.

  23. mikedouglass says: Apr 5, 2012 10:25 AM

    Michael Spurlock is a very very good return guy. He is also a good slot reciever. But here’s the kicker, Michael was a college QB and can throw the ball on trick plays. We need him on the Chargers.

  24. alstottupthegut says: Apr 5, 2012 5:01 PM

    I like Spurlock, good signing Chargers. Spurlock made some nice catches too!

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