In an effort to strengthen the depth of the offensive line, the Bolts have signed Kenny Wiggins, per the team. Wiggins has been with the team in spurts since 2013. In a corresponding move, the Chargers have released tight end Kyle Miller.
Wiggins, 27, has played all along the offensive line during his time with the team in past years and this offseason. Although he was waived as a part of the team’s cut-down to the final 53-man roster, they obviously thought enough of him to bring him back.
Wiggins is the second former Charger that the team cut/waived prior to the naming of the 2015 roster that is back with the team.
The first was tight end John Phillips.
Miller was chosen in favor of Phillips for the 53-man roster prior to the Week 1 contest against the Lions. The Bolts then brought back Phillips as insurance when Ladarius Green was dealing with concussion-like symptoms.
All three ending up seeing the field against Detroit, with Green being the only of the trio to make a mark in the boxscore.
The fact that the Chargers changed their minds, in a sense, keeping Phillips and waiving Miller today, is a bit confusing.
For what it’s worth, Phillips is a versatile player that also contributes on special teams. He is not much of a threat as a receiver, but he is solid as an in-line blocker. For his career, he has registered 35 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns. His lone reception last season was a one-yard touchdown catch against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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