Chargers Bolster Up Defense With First Few Acquisitions

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 25, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs the ball as Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Drake Nevis (94) chases during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Telesco definitely had a plan to upgrade positions all around the roster. The depth was the scariest part of this roster and he is making moves today. He has already picked up 4 new players for the defensive side of the football. The Chargers signed special teams standout Reggie Walker and traded for Sean Lissemore. They also claimed a couple of free agents off of waivers.

The Chargers claimed Drake Nevis off of waivers from the Indianapolis Colts. Telesco must have been a fan of Nevis in his days with the Colts. He quickly scooped him up off of waivers. In order to make room for Nevis, the team cut rookie undrafted free agent Brandon Moore.

The Chargers also claimed LB Terrell Manning off of the Green Bay Packers. Manning was a 5th round pick in 2012 out of North Carolina State. He only played in 5 games in his rookie season and will be a contributor for the Chargers on special teams and provide depth in the middle.

Where will the Chargers go on the offensive side of the football. The depth at receiver is thin and we could always use help on the offensive line. We still could see some action with the Chargers through the waiver wire.

The Chargers also signed a few of their cuts back onto the practice squad. The Chargers signed Thomas Keiser, Marcus Cromartie and Nick Becton onto the practice squad.