Chargers sign tackle Reggie Wells
On Tuesday, the Chargers announced that they signed free agent offensive lineman Reggie Wells.
During an interview Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said, “The fact that we carried eight linemen originally, people knew we were looking for another one. And we found the right guy, and that’s Reggie.”
Wells is a 10-year veteran that was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2003. Since then, he played for the Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, and had training camp with the Green Bay Packers but got cut, according to NBC Sports.
Wells was brought in because the Chargers needed depth in the left tackle position because of the retirement of long time Charger Marcus McNeil. Jared Gaither was then brought in when the Kansas City Chiefs waived him off but is currently recovering from back spasms.
On Monday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, the Chargers used rookie tackle Mike Harris. Though a rookie, Harris exceeded expectations as he did not give up a single sack.
“Protection was not an issue. Not on one single play of the game,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers told the North County Times of Harris.
With the addition of Wells and upcoming of Harris, River’s blind side is much more secured as they wait until Gaither comes from back injury.