SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 11: Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks is sacked by Ogemdi Nwagbuo #91 of the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter during the NFL preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Injuries to Luis Castillo (out for most of the season, if not placed on IR) and Nate Kaeding (out for the year) during the San Diego Chargers Week 1 victory over the Minnesota Vikings left a couple of large holes on the roster that have now been filled with familiar faces.
Ogemdi Nwagbuo, who Norv Turner admitted last week was one of the tougher cuts he's had to make as a Head Coach, turned down a tryout with old Defensive Coordinator Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers to sign back with the Chargers and become the fourth Defensive End behind Corey Liuget, Vaughn Martin (starter!) and Jacques Cesaire.
The Chargers practice today included tryouts for a new kicker, and among the competitors was Nick Novak (who was with the Bolts in training camp last year), Dave Rayner and Jeff Reed. Novak obviously had some fans among the coach staff, and did enough to win the job for the rest of the season (hopefully).
Welcome back, guys. Let's get ready for the Patriots.