Aug 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Lavelle Hawkins (4) hurdles San Diego Chargers linebacker Dan Molls (49) on his way to a touchdown during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Sign WR Lavelle Hawkins


The San Diego Chargers added WR Lavelle Hawkins onto the roster today, but did not announce the corresponding move. I wonder if it could deal with Malcom Floyd.

Hawkins played well in the preseason for the San Francisco 49ers. He was great picking up yards after the catch and was able to add a spark in the return game. With the Chargers losing Fozzy Whittaker to the Cleveland Browns, Hawkins would instanly become the team’s kickoff returner.

Hawkins might be able to help contribute on offense after he gets into the playbook a little more. Our offense would allow him to get the ball quickly and create yards after the catch.

During the preseason, he picked up a few unsportmanlike conduct penalties for celebrating a little too much on a kickoff return for a touchdown. He also made our defense look like trash on this play:

Here is the play where he had a couple of unsportmanlike conduct penalties:

I hope he can add a spark on special teams for us.

H/T Jim Wyatt

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  • 61904 bolt fan

    Anybody know what channel the games gonna be aired in this Sunday in s.d

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      likely CBS

      • Aaron Kinard

        NFL network

      • boltingindiego

        i heard its gonna be both local which means likely cbs and nfl network.

    • blu3ny3llow

      NFL network

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        heard that…blows bc I still cant find it on directv’s guide…always dvr games….

        • nick

          212

    • Kenny Redman

      I think they will still show it on channel 8 as well.

  • Rob Base

    I think it’s a good addition for depth and like you said hopefully he can contribute on ST right away.

  • tubbs45

    I like this move… we dont want woodhead returning kicks. not that he cant dont it, just dont want him getting hurt doing it! Though I’m not a huge fan of rosters spot for just a return man, he better be special!!

    • RabbiDan Bortz

      were short on WR help since floyd is out so he can be KR and backup WR

  • S.Bolt

    I love the move….Let’s go Chargers!!!

  • Sergio Quintero

    I hope this doesn’t mean Floyd’s season is over

    • Rob Base

      That would suck to lose M80 for the season!

    • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

      I’d think it’s more likely for depth, and the corresponding roster move will be Freeney to IR.

      At least I hope so. I’d hate to lose Malcolm for the year.

      • Sergio Quintero

        Those corresponding moves make sense, when is Ingram back? I hope they can get him in the lineup at around week 8-10.

    • Tazzster

      This has got to be for a return man… we got a lot of WRs.

      • Sergio Quintero

        This and the recent try out for David Nelson, has got me nervous for Floyd’s health.

    • joerockt

      Honestly, with the way Rivers is playing, I don’t think it will matter much.

  • slimpickins

    Hmm..

  • slimpickins

    For special teams I like this move…but I want Keenan Allen to get more involved catching passes from Rivers.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      most definitely… want allen on the field getting that experience when he can

  • Daryl Peek

    I like this pick up! Always good to add speed. It could mean they’re looking at season ending IR for either Floyd or Freeny?

  • arnie

    LOL if that is all we have to worry about, he’s welcome on this team. For a minute i thought he was going to be another TO drama queen. Well i guess that answers getting help back on Special teams and getting Royal catching passes from Rivers.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Nice, he might be a better return guy then Fozz. Love the pointing the ball at the other team move lol

  • funkthasystem

    Pick up Hawkins on the waiver wire if you got room!

  • Jordan

    I thought u we’re saying they probably traded Floyd. Lol

  • joerockt

    Love that vid, look at Geathers get on his horse lol

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      He’s got a big butt is all I kept thinking.. hahahaha!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Maybe Floyd’s injury/Fozzy’s release could be blessings in disguise. This guy could be a really great pickup for us.

  • Nick in PB

    How was this guy available? Niners waived him? How long ago??? Or were they trying to sneak him back on the practice squad?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      he was one of the final cuts in preseason and not sure why he was still available… happy for us that he was

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