The San Diego Chargers have made a transaction not more than 24 hours after the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Rookie safety Adrian Phillips was resigned to the practice squad today, which gives me a little thump of excitement to my heart. Here is what Chargers.com had to say about him.
“COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-Big 12 and team captain as senior…co-winner of 2013 Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Conditioning Award…Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in Fall 2011…played in 50 career games with 28 starts…tallied 206 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, one sack, seven pressures, six interceptions and 11 passes defensed…played at Texas from 2010-13… communications major.”
Unfortunately, Chas Alecxhi had to be released from the team. Remember him? The one with a couple of tackles and a sack in the preseason?
All in all, I think it is a good small transaction from the Bolts. Phillips obviously brings that leadership and talent, along with hard work ethic from his college days, and could be that Jahleel Addae in 2014. Yes he is starting out in the practice squad but who knows? Marcus Gilchrist isn’t exactly doing very well, so if Phlillips can prove he belongs on the field on Sundays then Mike McCoy will make the move.
The Chargers are playing the New York Jets this Sunday.