Chargers sign John Phillips


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