CHARGERS SIGN SIX TO PRACTICE SQUAD

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Source: Chargers press release

Photo: Andre Williams via chargers.com

September 4, 2016 (San Diego) - The Chargers announced the signing of six players to their practice squad on Sunday:

DT Kaleb Eulls – Originally signed as an undrafted free agent last year by the Saints, Eulls appeared in four games for New Orleans in 2015.  The Saints tried playing him at offensive line this preseason.  The 6-4, 309-pound Ellis started all 52 games at Mississippi State from 2011-14, recording 118 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.

OLB Ben Gardner – A 6-4, 270-pound former draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys, Gardner transitioned to outside linebacker from defensive end this offseason.  He paced the Bolts with two sacks this preseason, and was a member of the 2015 practice squad.

S Adrian McDonald – McDonald was a 2015 Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist at Houston last year, which is given to the nation’s top defensive back.  He ranks first in school history with 17 career interceptions.  The safety had eight tackles, two passes defensed and one interception this preseason with the Chargers.

OT Austin Sheperd – The former Viking has a strong working relationship with Chargers Offensive Line Coach Jeff Davidson as Sheperd served as his pupil during their time together in Minnesota.  The 6-4, 327-pound Alabama product appeared in 14 games last season for Minnesota, and started the team’s lone playoff game whenthey opened with six offensive linemen

WR Dom Williams – Williams led the Chargers this preseason in receptions (10) and receiving yards (132).  He left Washington State ranked third all-time in school history with 192 catches, second all-time with 2,889 yards and second all-time with 30 touchdown catches.

CB Trevor Williams – A 5-11, 191-pound product out of Penn State, Williams had one interception which he returned for 32 yard and six tackles in four preseason games.  He tallied 84 tackles, 30 passes defensed and four interceptions over his college career after switching from wide receiver to cornerback his sophomore season.

Teams can have up to 10 players on their practice squad.  The Bolts will add four more players.

ACTIVE ROSTER MOVES

To make room on the active roster for the three players claimed on waivers – CB Pierre Desir, DT Caraun Reid and RB Andre Williams, the team waived CB Steve Williams, TE Asante Cleveland and OLB Chris Landrum.