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Veteran offensive lineman Reggie Wells signs with Chargers

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Tackle Jared Gaither’s back injury has created an uncertain situation for the Chargers offensive line.

They made a move to give themselves a little bit more certainty on Tuesday. The Chargers announced that they have signed offensive lineman Reggie Wells as a free agent.

Wells was one of the final cuts in Packers camp last month, a few weeks after they signed him to the roster. Wells originally entered the league as a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2003 and started 90 games for them over seven years. He spent 2010 with the Eagles and 2011 with the Panthers.

“The fact that we carried eight linemen originally, people knew we were looking for another one,” said General Manager A.J. Smith in a statement released by the team. “And we found the right guy, and that’s Reggie. With the Jared Gaither situation unknown and a day-to-day process, we decided to make the move at this point in time. We will put him in at the guard and tackle positions, and head coach Norv Turner will decide exactly where he fits in for us.”

The Chargers line help up well on Monday night with undrafted rookie Mike Harris replacing Gaither in the starting lineup. Wells gives the team another option in case that doesn’t hold up over the coming weeks.

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5 Responses to “Veteran offensive lineman Reggie Wells signs with Chargers”
  1. dhc1980 says: Sep 11, 2012 7:36 PM

    Good for you Reg! Graduated from Clarion University of PA with reggie and he is a great guy and great addition to any team! Best of luck in San Diego

  2. dougydougdoug says: Sep 11, 2012 10:41 PM

    Depth is always a good thing. Especially with how fragile the Chargers seem to be these years.

  3. realfann says: Sep 11, 2012 11:44 PM

    “Depth is always a good thing”

    Not when it comes to QB’s. Floria says you must always cut your backup QB if there’s any chance fans call for him to play.

  4. joetoronto says: Sep 12, 2012 5:00 AM

    “And we found the right guy, and that’s Jared Gaither….er….Reggie. Ya, that’s it, Reggie.”
    said General Manager A.J. Smith

  5. godzilla111111 says: Sep 12, 2012 10:36 AM

    Gaither was a slacker as a Terp and as a Raven.

    Boltz-get rid of him.

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