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Chargers sign new offensive lineman after waiving Koda Martin

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 20: Fans walk into a Los Angeles Charges team store to shop before the pre season football game against New Orleans Saints at the StubHub Center August 20, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 20: Fans walk into a Los Angeles Charges team store to shop before the pre season football game against New Orleans Saints at the StubHub Center August 20, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers have made a minor transaction along their offensive line.

Undrafted free agent Koda Martin has been waived with an injury designation. To replace him on the 90-man roster, the team agreed to terms with offensive lineman Brant Weiss.

Martin, who has been waived with an injury designation, came to the team from Syracuse where he played for one season under his father-in-law and head coach, Dino Babers. Prior to that, he spent time at Texas A&M. It’s a tough blow for him as he figured to push for at least a spot on the practice squad this summer.

After playing at Toledo in college, Weiss has been looking to continue his career in the desert of Arizona. He was on the Arizona Cardinals roster last year after signing as an undrafted free agent but he was cut prior to the start of the season. Before the league folded earlier this year, Weiss was also on the roster of the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football.

The 6-foot-6 offensive lineman played in 36 games at Toledo. Though he is a fresh face in the Chargers locker room, he joins the team with still nearly a month before training camp starts, giving him plenty of time to get acclimated to his new surroundings.

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That said, he will likely find it difficult to crack the 53-man roster and will be looking to do whatever he can to stick around in some capacity.

He will likely get a shot at either of the tackle spots to see if he can be a fit as a swing tackle for the team.

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