Nov 3, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker (76), Chargers guard Jeromey Clary (66), and Chargers center Nick Hardwick (61) line up against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Sign Kenny Wiggins From Practice Squad, Release Nick Becton

The San Diego Chargers need some help at left tackle with King Dunlap on the sideline with a neck strain. While he is out, the Chargers will have D.J. Fluker starting at left tackle and Jeromey Clary sliding over to right tackle from the right guard position. With Dunlap on the side, the Chargers need some depth on the offensive line, so they signed Kenny Wiggins off of the practice squad.

Wiggins is a 6-foot-6. 314 pound tackle out of Fresno State . He has been on the roster for the San Francisco 49ers and was on the Chargers practice squad. With the Chargers signing Wiggins off of the practice squad, Nick Becton was released off of the roster and the team might be looking to bring him back onto the practice squad.

Hopefully the Chargers will not need Wiggins this weekend. Happy to have him as a backup on the roster, but I would rather keep some guys healthy enough to play for the whole game.



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  • Stefanie Smith

    Was just listening to NFL Network and they are still going for the Chargers, but all of them say that the Chargers must keep Rivers upright.

    • Peter Thompson

      Or run Ryan Mathews. He has a bad hammy, but I think he has been spectacular this season. Especially last Sunday.

      • arnie

        Or play Press coverage.. LOL that ones for you Peter.

        • jamfed

          POWER I formation! RUN RUN RUN!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Are you serious? I thought Becton was a good pickup for them. Guess not. This Wiggins guy better impress me.

    • Nick in PB

      Hopefully, Gunnar, they will sign him back to the practice squad. Seems rather curious though, with all the injuries to the O Line that they would release a guy that’s already in synch with the playbook over a newcomer? But if we get Becton back, it would be a good 2 for 1!