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Chargers add Lavelle Hawkins

Lavelle Hawkins AP

Shortly after wide receiver Malcom Floyd was carted off the field following a hit to the head and neck against the Eagles, Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that Floyd was “fine.”

It’s becoming apparent that McCoy meant fine in respect to the kind of severe injury one fears when a player is strapped to a backboard and taken to the hospital as opposed to meaning that Floyd was fine to get back on the field. Floyd’s missed the last two games and now the Chargers have signed a veteran wideout in a signal that Floyd won’t be back in the immediate future either.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Lavelle Hawkins has signed with the Chargers. Hawkins spent five years with the Titans after they made him a fourth-round pick in 2008. Hawkins spent time with the Patriots and 49ers in the offseason, but didn’t make either club.

Hawkins joins Eddie Royal, Vincent Brown, Keenan Allen and Seyi Ajirotutu as healthy members of the depth chart at receiver.

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9 Responses to “Chargers add Lavelle Hawkins”
  1. icanspeel says: Oct 1, 2013 3:07 PM

    Floyd is fine as in he can walk, but I am glad they are being cautious with him and not trying to rush him back.

  2. snowman36 says: Oct 1, 2013 3:40 PM

    UC BERKELEY wide receivers running things in SAN DIEGO!!

  3. gromit45 says: Oct 1, 2013 3:48 PM

    No, no! This is to replace Dwight Freeney. ; )

  4. dirtysouthniner says: Oct 1, 2013 4:17 PM

    Thought he was our best wideout in the preseason #niners

  5. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 1, 2013 4:24 PM

    Congrats Chargers. As a Titans fan, I enjoyed watching Lavelle Hawkins play and couldn’t help but feel my team didn’t nearly tap his potential. He was a bit inconsistent and had some difficulty with the run-blocking schemes, but let me tell ya, that kid came through when the game was on the line. Totally clutch in several two-minute drives.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 1, 2013 4:42 PM

    daaaaaaaaaaaaawkness

  7. titaniksigh says: Oct 1, 2013 5:06 PM

    tennesseeoilers

    I totally agree. He’s a good kid with untapped potential. The Titans have a way of not getting the best out of WRs. I hope he catches on there.

  8. joemcrugby says: Oct 1, 2013 6:24 PM

    It’s not just a matter of whether Malcolm Floyd is “fine” or “not fine”. It’s also a matter of the Browns snapping up the Chargers’ kickoff returner Fozzy Bear Whittaker after he was placed on waivers to make room for olineman Steve Schilling so they could dress 7 olineman for the Cowboys game after yet another wave of injuries. I’m pretty sure that they were going to re-sign Fozzy, but too late.

    Hawkins can fill dual roles (WR & returner) and get Woodhead off those duties as Woodhead is far too valuable to risk in the meat grinder aka kickoff returning.

  9. mikeh3875 says: Oct 1, 2013 7:39 PM

    Hawkins did alright here in Tennessee he just couldn’t seem to move up the depth chart.Saw that he returned a kick for a TD for the niners in preseason.

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