The good news for tight end Asante Cleveland is that he has a new home. The bad news is that it’s with a 4-11 team that soon may be moving to a new one.
The Chargers have claimed Cleveland on waivers following his recent release by the Patriots.
Cleveland entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014, bouncing on and off the 49ers roster before San Francisco traded him to the Patriots in August. He then bounced on and off the New England roster before his latest release.
While the season has only one game remaining, the Chargers will hold his rights via exclusive free agency, the type of free agency which really isn’t free agency. His choices will be to re-sign with the Chargers or not play.