Chargers sign Reggie Wells, he might last longer this time


The Chargers don’t need a nametag for the newest offensive lineman. But unlike his previous stays, he might actually hang around a bit this time.

The Chargers signed the veteran offensive lineman Wednesday, the third blocker they’ve signed in the last two days. According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, they placed outside linebacker Antwan Barnes on injured reserve to clear the spot.

With left tackle Michael Harris (high ankle sprain), left guard Tyronne Green (hamstring) and right tackle Jeromey Clary (knee) all expected to miss Sunday’s game, ad backup center Dave Molk (thumb) out for the season, the Chargers needed reinforcements.

They signed center-guard Colin Baxter and guard-tackle Stephen Schilling Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Wells, hasn’t played a snap since 2010, but he’s been in demand. He was on and off the Chargers roster earlier this year, and spent time with the Bills as well.

As banged up as the Chargers are now, he might actually get into a game, and spend more than a few days.