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Chargers Waive Long-Snapper Binn; Place 9 on Waivers

To reach the 80-man roster limit, the Chargers have parted ways with longtime long-snapper David Binn and placed nine players on waivers.

Binn had been with the Chargers since 1994 and had handled the snapping for 256 of 257 games before he was injured in the 2010 regular season-opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 39-year-old was scheduled to earn $1.1 million in base salary in 2011, the final year of his contract.

“This was a hard decision; one of our most difficult,” Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said of releasing Binn. “David has been the ultimate professional. He’s a team-first guy and a perfectionist at his craft. His hard work and dedication made him one of the best long snappers ever to play the game.”

Second-year long-snapper Mike Windt, who joined the Chargers last October, is expected to be the snapper in 2011.

Waived on Tuesday were cornerback Stephen Harrison, wide receivers Vidal Hazelton, Cameron Kenney and Travon Patterson, guard Michael Huey, linebacker Jeremy Leman, tackle Ryan Otterson and running backs Shawnbrey McNeal and Brandon Sullivan.

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