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Chargers place Sanders on I.R., sign DL Harris

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By PFW staff

The Chargers have placed S Bob Sanders on season-ending injured reserve and signed DL Tommie Harris to a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.

Sanders, whom the Chargers signed as a free agent before the lockout started, had 12 tackles in two games this season. He did not play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a knee injury.

Steve Gregory will replace Sanders in the lineup.

Harris was with the Colts during training camp before getting cut prior to the season. The former first-round pick has 28½ sacks in his career.

The way we see it

The Sanders experiment in San Diego was short-lived, as an injury cut short yet another season for him. The talented yet oft-injured former Defensive Player of the Year never could stay on the field. The Chargers were hoping that Sanders and Eric Weddle could form one of the best safety tandems in the league.

Harris had some good years early in his career with the Bears but fell out of favor and was let go after the 2010 season. At this point, given his production over the past few seasons and inability to make the Colts' roster out of camp, he only adds depth to a defensive line depleted by the injuries to Luis Castillo and Jacques Cesaire.

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