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Geremy Davis signs with the Lions

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Chargers lose another core special teams player

Pittsburgh Steelers v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The Chargers lost another core special teams player on Thursday when the Lions announced that they signed veteran wide receiver Geremy Davis.

Davis spent the last four seasons with the Chargers after being a member of the New York Giants in 2015. He played mainly on special teams, not catching his first and only pass with the Chargers until this past season, one that went for just three yards. Davis was arguably the best run-blocker out of the Chargers’ receivers and it wasn’t surprising to see him on the field in run-heavy, one wide receiver formations.

The Davis signing makes it four core special teams contributors that have signed elsewhere this offseason. Davis joins Derek Watt (Steelers), Adrian Phillips (Patriots), and Nick Dzubnar (Titans) as ST guys that will not be with the team in 2020. While it may seem like a big loss for that unit, special teams play hasn’t been that great over the last few years. It looks like Anthony Lynn and Telesco are finally putting their foot down and making legitimate changes to the third phase of football.

Prepare for some new faces in 2020.