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Chargers place LS Binn on I.R., sign LS Dearth

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By PFW staff

The Chargers placed veteran LS David Binn on injured reserve on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury and signed veteran LS James Dearth to replace him.

Binn, who played in 256 of the last 257 regular-season games San Diego has played and all 12 of its playoff games dating back to his rookie season in 1994, is the longest-tenured Charger on this year's team.

He suffered the injury during Monday night's loss at Kansas City. By being placed on I.R., it means he will miss the rest of the season.

Dearth played in 144 consecutive regular-season games for the New York Jets from 2001-09 and their last nine playoff games. The 6-4, 265-pounder became a free agent after the '09 season and spent time with the Redskins this past preseason before being cut prior to the season.

The way we see it

The Chargers did well to replace the trusted Binn with a veteran in Dearth who has been a very dependable short- and long-snapper for many years.

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