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Three Players Added to Shore Up Thin Defense

In the wake of losing Jyles Tucker to a season-ending chest injury and Steve Gregory to a four-game suspension, the Chargers have made a few moves to bring some extra bodies onto the defensive side of the ball.

Today, the Chargers signed cornerback Dante Hughes and linebacker Cyril Obiozor to the 53-man roster and linebacker Nate Triplett to the practice squad.

Both Obiozor and Triplett have been added to bring some depth to an ailing linebacking corp.

Obiozor was signed off of the Arizona Cardinals practice squad. He was initially signed last year to the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M, during which time he played in five games and recorded two tackles.

Triplett was a fifth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2010 NFL Draft, but was recently released. He played his college ball at Minnesota, where he tallied 105 tackles during his senior year.

Hughes has been on the active roster for the majority of his career, which has been spent entirely with the Chargers. However, he has only seen the field during one game. He was releaed on Saturday to make room on the roster for Kion Wilson, but is now back on the active roster.

It has also been reported by the National Football Post that the Chargers are expected to sign veteran safety Tyrone Carter, who would provide veteran presence to the secondary now that Gregory is out due to a suspension.


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