The Chargers have claimed defensive lineman Damion Square off of waivers on Monday. Square was originally an undrafted free agent for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 where he appeared in 10 games. During the offseason, the Eagles released Square when he was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs. Square did not appear for the Chiefs in any of the first seven games and was waived last Friday by Kansas City.
Damion Square comes to San Diego to a familiar face in D.J. Fluker, who played with Square at Alabama. Square played for the Crimson Tide and Nick Saban during the 2009-2013 seasons and won the BCS National Championship during the 2010, 2012 and 2013 seasons. Originally out of Yates High School in Houston, Texas, and amassed 65 tackles, with 11 being for loss, and 4.5 sacks during his time at Alabama.
To make room for Square, the Chargers released safety Adrian Phillips. Phillips was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday and appeared in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.