Chargers sign fourth long-snapper

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Chargers had to sign their fourth long-snapper of the season on Tuesday and placed two players on injured reserve.

LS Ryan Neill injured his knee against Seattle after snapping in Weeks Two and Three. The Chargers placed him on I.R. and signed Ethan Albright.

They also signed SS Quinton Teal and CB Dante Hughes. To make room for Teal and Hughes, the Chargers placed LB James Holt on I.R. and waived RB Curtis Brinkley.

Albright is in his 16th NFL season and snapped in all 16 games every year since 1996 until this season. He spent most of that time with Buffalo and Washington.

Teal played in 44 games with the Panthers from 2007-09, recording 45 tackles on defense and 26 on special teams. Hughes is in his fourth NFL season and played in one game for the Chargers last season.

The way we see it

Teal is likely being brought in to help the Chargers' special teams after they gave up two kick-return TDs against the Seahawks. Waiving Brinkley could mean RB Ryan Mathews will be back soon. The Chargers' long-snappers have had awful luck this season.