Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers guard Rich Ohrnberger (74) and running back Ronnie Brown (23) celebrate scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. San Diego won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Re-Sign Rich Ohrnberger


The San Diego Chargers have re-signed Rich Ohrnberger today and he will give the team more depth up front on their offensive line. Ohrnberger was with the team last season and provided some valuable snaps in the post season against the Cincinnati Bengals. He had to come in for an injured Nick Hardwick and the offense didn’t skip a beat with him snapping the ball to Philip Rivers.

Ohrnberger is a good depth player for the Chargers to have. His versatility will be big. He can play the center position and move over to guard. There were teams that considered him as a starter this offseason, but he has decided to come back to the Chargers.

The Chargers have done a great job of bringing back their own players. They kept free agents like Donald Butler, Chad Rinehart, Darrell Stuckey and Ohrnberger. When other players go into their free agent year, we know that Tom Telesco will do his best to keep the good ones around.

Depth up front will be less of a priority going into the draft (but it will still be a priority).

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • serg21

    Hell yea let’s go

  • Cgoodness13

    Nice, he did really good against the Bengals

    (Btw why the hell is the 2015 pro bowl going to be in Arizona? NFL ain’t going to get any actual pro bowlers to go that dry, humid, boring state)

    • Stefanie Smith

      Seriously. It’s not like the place is hopping. What is Goodell going to do when every goofball in AZ walks into the place carrying a weapon? Remember during the first Presidential campaign run for Pres Obama… some whackos show up at one of his campaign rallies with huge guns on them right out in the open. They don’t care if it bothers anyone or makes others uncomfortable/fearful.

      • Cgoodness13

        Lol I was going to mention right winged but I figured that would be a bit much

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

        Does that mean I can bring my gun? That would be nice ; )

        • Stefanie Smith

          Why would anyone want to bring a gun? But I guess–different strokes for different folks. However, in the zeal that some have to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights, they sort of cast to the wayside, the notion of manners or civility. I mean, who cares if we make the old lady standing next to us have a stroke? As long as we can carry guns around, it doesn’t matter who we freak out.

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

            I think that when everyone has one, they are less likely to be used.. hence, making things safer. But, I doubt you can bring them into, or brandish them in the parking lot of the pro-bowl. So, the notion of having guns, simply because the pro-bowl is in Arizona, is pretty silly to begin with. Even if they did.. wouldn’t you want someone who is even-keeled, and upstanding… like myself.. to have one, just in case one of these gun-waving Nazi psychos goes on a killing spree? When you think about it.. this is a ridiculous conversation to begin with.. wouldn’t you say? I’m just sad it isn’t in Honolulu anymore.. at least it’s not in New England, New York, or Baltimore.. lol. They get everything, it seems.

          • veazy

            Is Arizona really that bad? I honestly don’t know which is why I’m asking.

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

            Yes… but, that’s beside the point.. I have friends there, and they take me to the local breweries, and that helps distract me from the rest of it.. hahahaha.

          • Stefanie Smith

            Same here, Pete. I am sure the guys playing in the Pro Bowl are not going to jumping for joy when they get picked to go over to sunny, AZ. Not Hawaii… not even close.

          • Pels04

            Do you have life insurance?

          • Stefanie Smith

            Yes I have insurance. I am sorry I made the comment. No, I am sure you are not a whacko. I believe Pete is not a whacko. But no way, should gun afficionados be permitted to bring their weapons in a public venue such as an NFL game. I have to walk into a game with a clear plastic bag. And some whacko is coming in with some big gun strapped over his shoulder? Yeah, that would be silly, ya think?

          • Pels04

            Only because you asked…..Life insurance is a “what if policy”. Thats the way i look at carrying a gun. Odds arent very good that i will need it but what if i do??..I guess i just dont do well with people generalizing, which is exactly what youre doing. I do appreciate you not calling me a “whacko” but if you saw some of the guns i own you might change your mind :) Like fishing, its just a hobby of mine. I love shooting and if you’ve never shot a gun or a semi-auto rifle you need to. I guarantee you will like it.

          • jcrisp

            Pels I absolutely agree with you all the way just saying

      • Pels04

        Im sorry by whats the relation of goofballs and people that choose to carry a gun?!? Are these “goofballs” and “whackos” just that because it makes people around them uncomfortable?

        • Stefanie Smith

          Yes. Why wouldn’t the gun toting whacko care that he is getting people uncomfortable? It’s called respect for others.

          I called them whackos because they are obsessed with weapons, to the point that they disrespect the rights of others in their quest to assert their 2nd Amendment rights. If you mother didn’t like you brandishing a weapon in front of her, would you tell her, “Tough”? I would hope not. That is all I am saying.

          • Pels04

            The people youre talking about are doing it in protest because of the attack on the second amendment. Very rarely does someone just want to walk around with an AR15 on their shoulder. The liberals and media paint this picture that guns are evil and a lot of Americans believe it because the only thing they know about guns is what they hear about on the news. They make it sound like the gun will get up by itself and start shooting people. They make it sound like anyone can own full auto machine guns and rpgs, which is absolutely not true. If we were in public i would tell my mother “tough” because the safety of my family is more important than my mom or someone else feeling uncomfortable. Then again my mom carries her own gun so she would never say that to me.

    • boltingindiego

      its because the sb is playing in az a week after the pro bowl,

      • Stefanie Smith

        Well, the SB was played in New York last year. The Pro Bowl was in Hawaii. Why all this consideration for Arizona?

        • boltingindiego

          this will be the 3rd time with the pb and sb hosted at the same site. 2016 will be in hawaii again. trying something different again plus less traveling for the sb week.

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

          It’s in February. Pretty sure they don’t want it under ten feet of snow.. or (even worse) in a dome… ewwww!!!!

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

      The stadium is bad ass!!!! And now within driving distance. Now.. if we could only get the NFL to stop snubbing our players…

      • JoseSD

        this is just another point in favor of a new stadium in san diego, we could have multiple super bowls and pro bowls hosted here

    • Ryan Elliott

      dry, humid? you realize the two counter each other right?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i dont know why they made that move… but it was dumb

  • jamfed

    Great News! I feared the Chargers would lose him. Remember, this guy is a comedian, so he’s gotta be good in the locker room too. If he plays well again, and if Hardwick does get hurt again, he’s a solid backup, possible future starter.

    I’m glad they’re keeping the band together. (this feels like deja vu, all over again)

  • Daniel Sutter

    Looks like TT might be planning on waiting till 2015 draft for Hardwicks replacement? How Rich did in Cincy, he might be a stp gap for us…

  • 619chargers4life

    We needed this one .

  • tonyloc1970 .

    COOL!!

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

    Awesome!!!!

  • Nick Mansoor

    oh thank goodness

  • Diegoblue

    Great resign .. Line continuity is ESSENTIAL

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      big time for sure

  • tubbs45

    Very good news! that means limited OL needs in draft room… Phil’s BBQ is stoked too!!!
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    • Gunnar Martin

      Black hops.

  • Anthony95

    Great move. For O-Line, now draft RG and C then either cut Clary or get him to reduce his salary and cap hit. Then O-Line will be in great shape.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      definitely still need to draft for interior linemen

  • Lee

    anyone know how old he is?

    • Julien Bélair

      28

  • Joel Ayala

    Way to go TT. Oline basically intact. Huge Plus for the O.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Rivers was sad and concerned after the loss to the Broncos in the playoffs that the team would never be the same, well Telesco is sure trying to make the 2014 team look a whole lot like last year’s.

    If the team retains the level of play of last year, and adds close to full seasons from Freeney, Ingram & Floyd, and gets a credible upgrade at corner, even with the tougher schedule 10-12 wins is still on the table.

  • BruisingChargers

    I like the re-sign. Keeping good players for continuity to build on and sign some good rookies to be mentored by them. As far as the concealed weapons permit holders being allowed to ANY sporting event packing is wrong. Reason = alcohol and probably all types of drugs that will impair judgement during any sporting event allowing the said permit holder to pull out his weapon and use it on an imposing fan/fans (especially if imposing fan’s team just scored and is winning and talking crap and the CWP holder gets pissed off and draws his gun and shoots.) See what I mean? No guns should be allowed in a sporting event other than security or stadium police. This is coming from a former Marine that was an M60 machinegunner in the Corps for 4 years. I have fired many weapons during that period but, never felt compelled to get that permit since I got out in 1987. I have guns but only for home defense. Not SPORTING EVENT DEFENSE. You get the gist……………

  • Steve Diaz

    Great! I was hoping for this. Now let’s get Clary’s contract restructured and we’re in a good position going into the draft. Just read the latest mock, and they have Gilbert falling to us in the 1st, and Van Noy in the 2nd. Now that would be a great start to the draft! All we would need then is a NT, and M80 to return. Am I thinking too high hopes for this?