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Chargers keep Jacob Hester

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The Chargers have signed another free agent.  This one is one of their own.

Fullback Jacob Hester has agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the team announced Friday night.

The Chargers say that Hester will back up Le’Ron McClain, who joined the Chargers last month.

Hester, a third-round pick in 2008, has appeared in 62 games during his four seasons with the Chargers.  He was the team’s special-teams captain in 2011.

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12 Responses to “Chargers keep Jacob Hester”
  1. johanneschimpo says: Apr 13, 2012 8:22 PM

    Chargers are making free agency their bia.

  2. jameslongstaffe says: Apr 13, 2012 8:29 PM

    Solid player on special teams, & provides valuable depth to the position to allow for a little breathing room, for how Norv may use McClain. Sweet!

  3. mp42245 says: Apr 13, 2012 8:50 PM

    Once the Chargers saw he visited his Brother in Law, Matt Flynn at the Seahawks facility they figured their bluff wouldn’t work.

  4. jagerbolt says: Apr 13, 2012 8:59 PM

    This makes 20 signings this off season for the Chargers.

    Man, I thought AJ Smith was hated and nobody wanted to play for him? I’m so confused! ;)

  5. randallflagg52 says: Apr 13, 2012 9:04 PM

    Great move, getting a back up full back…

  6. cuda1234 says: Apr 13, 2012 9:22 PM

    Hester’s had a longer career than his college qb who was drafted a lot higher!

  7. genericcommenter says: Apr 13, 2012 11:16 PM

    But he’ll probably have a shorter career than his college QB who was drafted a lot lower.

  8. borisbulldog says: Apr 14, 2012 12:39 AM

    I never got how a 5’9″ guy plays FB?

  9. reggiebush25 says: Apr 14, 2012 1:34 AM

    Hester is as slow as an ice wagon!!!!

  10. danfoutsbeard619 says: Apr 14, 2012 3:26 AM

    Hester needs to be used as a power back like he was at LSU hes not big enough to be a FB he filled in well and gained tough yards when Mathews and tolbert went down in the same game when they only carried 2 RBs and Hester as the FB

  11. mp42245 says: Apr 14, 2012 8:44 AM

    borisbulldog says:
    Apr 14, 2012 12:39 AM
    I never got how a 5’9″ guy plays FB?

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    How about 5-11 and 235. Typical size for a fullback. Maybe you’re just confused.

  12. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 14, 2012 11:49 AM

    This guy is kind of a wasted talent- he’s stuck trying to block for bad backs now.

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