I know this happened yesterday, but I wanted to wait for a better, more reliable source before I reported it. Lo siento!
Per a CBS Sports report, the Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with tight end Donald Parham who was most recently with the XFL’s Dallas Renegades. With the XFL season cut short, Parham ended the season with 307 receiving yards, good for third in the league while his four touchdowns were tied for second-most in the XFL.
Parham is a true 6-8, 240-pound tight end with plenty of receiving chops and plenty more room to grow in terms of his frame. With his height, 240 pounds makes him look like a slender wide receiver.
The Chargers new TE @Jiggydd_49 The 6’8 TE had 4 TDs and 24 receptions for 307 yards. Welcome to LA ⚡️⚡️— Chargers Watch (@ChargersWatch) March 24, 2020
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I watched Parham when he was a participant in the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl and you could tell he was coming from a mid-major program. He didn’t play football until his senior year of high school so you know you were getting a raw product in Parham. In the XFL, it looked like he finally learned just how large he was and then found out how to best use that to his advantage. He ran tough and that’s a big plus in guys his size.
Tackling Donald Parham is...not an enjoyable task— XFL (@xfl2020) March 1, 2020
In terms of potential, Parham has it by the boat-load. He can play a complimentary role to Hunter Henry while likely factoring in as a red zone threat for whomever is the Chargers starting quarterback in 2020.
Tell us what you think of the signing. I’m personally psyched about it.