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Chargers sign John Phillips

John Phillips, Jason Pierre-Paul, Marvin Austin AP

We had one of our busiest days ever at PFT on Tuesday, so forgive us for letting one or two things slip through the cracks and rest assured we’ll do our best to make sure we get to everything.

One thing that we missed during the initial flurry of activity on the free agent market was the move of former Cowboys tight end John Phillips to the Chargers. Phillips agreed to a three-year deal with the team, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, and takes the place of the recently released Randy McMichael behind Antonio Gates.

Phillips should be familiar with the role after four years behind Jason Witten. He was used as a blocker more than a receiver during his time in Dallas and comes to San Diego with 30 career catches under his belt.

The Chargers also announced that they have been awarded running back Fozzy Whittaker off of waivers from the Cardinals, where he played for Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. Whittaker, who scored 15 touchdowns during his collegiate career at Texas, ended last season on Arizona’s practice squad

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6 Responses to “Chargers sign John Phillips”
  1. joetoronto says: Mar 13, 2013 9:47 AM

    Super Bowl Express baby, choo choo!

  2. ccjcsr says: Mar 13, 2013 9:56 AM

    Servicable TE, nothing more

  3. tcostant says: Mar 13, 2013 10:46 AM

    Funny how the Cowboys went from a riches of TE down to one aging probowler in two short offseasons. That’s free agency for you.

  4. 31freezy says: Mar 13, 2013 3:33 PM

    A hopeful good replacement for Randy McMichael.

  5. fuhnahtik says: Mar 13, 2013 8:30 PM

    James Hanna has been a good alternative as Witten’s backup. I liked Phillips but he missed that whole season w injury and it seems Hanna eclipsed him this season as a pass catcher, to me.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 15, 2013 10:53 PM

    I actually thought Dallas would sign Phillips to provide depth behind Hanna and Witten. A better blocker than receiver but I think the Chargers got a pretty good one here.

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