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Chargers sign RB Troymaine Pope to practice squad

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Today, the Chargers added a running back to their practice squad. Troymaine Pope, who played his college ball at Jacksonville State, is the newest member of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Although he has only tallied 12 carries across four career NFL games, Pope has been a member of the Houston Texans, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, and the Seattle Seahawks. He was with the Seahawks as recently as 8 days ago when they waived him from their practice squad. The 24-year-old back stands 5’9” tall and weighs 205 pounds. He is somewhat of a longshot to ever spend significant time on the active roster, but it seems with the loss of Melvin Gordon the team wants the option of having another body capable of toting the rock available in case of another injury.

Pope will take the place of linebacker Jonathan Celestin whom the Chargers waived in a corresponding move today.