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San Diego Chargers add DL Doug Worthington

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The San Diego Chargers have added some depth to a unit that hasn't been the healthiest so far during preseason.

Al Bello

The San Diego Chargers announced yesterday the signing of Doug Worthington, a three-year vet out of Ohio State, after the Washington Redskins released him last week.

The addition of Worthington, who can play both the defensive tackle and end spots, should help add depth to a D-line that has experienced some injuries since training camp began. Worthington will take the place of Damik Scafe, who was released yesterday because of a hip issue.

The 6-5, 318 pound Ohio State product has only played six games, totaling three tackles, in his three-year career, after spending most of his rookie season on the Pittsburgh Steelers/Tampa Buccaneers practice squads. In college, Worthington totaled 103 tackles after starting 35 games for the Buckeyes, and was selected in the 7th round of the 2010 draft by the Steelers.

He signed with Washington in 2012, and was placed on injured reserve list last year after tearing a biceps tendon in the off-season, and was released last Thursday to make room for their signing of TE Matt Veldman.

With only six of the 10 defensive linemen on the roster fully healthy, the Chargers needed to add another body upfront, as Corey Liuget and Sean Lissemore continue to rehab their ankles.

The Chargers play their third preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday.