On Wednesday afternoon, the Chargers announced the signing of former Jets punter Lachlan Edwards to their practice squad.
We’ve signed P Lachlan Edwards to our practice squad.— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 2, 2020
Edwards was originally a seventh-round pick of the New York Jets in the 2016 NFL draft out of Sam Houston State.
The Austrailian-native was a First-Team All-Southland COnference selection and a member of the Sports Network FCS All-America third team after leading the NCAA with a 44.4-yard average.
Edwards spent the past four seasons with the Jets, playing in all 16 games each year. During the 2019 season, he led the entire NFL in punt yards. On August 20, he signed with the Buffalo Bills but was waived just eight days later.
Edwards currently holds a 45.5-yard average with 108 punts placed inside the 20-yard line.
I’m not entirely sure if this means that there’s a problem with Ty Long, but bringing in special teams competition is never a bad thing. Could the coaching staff be considering Long as a potential replacement for Michael Badgley?
We’ll have to see. This move is interesting, nonetheless.