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Chargers bring back RB Derrick Gore

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Gore spent the 2019 offseason with the Bolts and played in all four preseason games

Los Angeles Chargers v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Chargers announced the signing of running back Derrick Gore on Tuesday, reuniting the young rusher with the team he last spent time with in the NFL.

Gore spent the 2019 season splitting time between Washington and the Chargers’ practice squads. During the preseason, Gore played in every exhibition game, including a performance where he led the team on the ground against the 49ers. He finished with 64 yards and the game-winning 11-yard score.

After spending a year with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Gore transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette where he spent two more seasons prior to turning pro. As a Ragin’ Cajun, Gore rushed for 1,247 yards and 12 touchdowns from 2017-18.

Gore becomes the fourth running back in a position group that now includes Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson, and 2020 fourth-round pick Joshua Kelley.