After it was reported that the Chargers were meeting with the veteran safety on multiple occasions this past week, pen was finally put to paper as the team has officially signed safety Jahleel Addae to their practice squad, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Chargers signing Jahleel Addae to practice squad, per a league source, after he completes COVID-19 testing. Addae rejoins old team after playing last season for Texans and intercepting two passes— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 22, 2020
Addae was last with the Chargers in 2018 when he helped the team to a 12-4 record and their first playoff victory since 2013. He started all 16 games that year alongside Derwin James, finishing with 75 tackles, one sack, three passes defensed, and one interception.
After being released on March 9 of last year, Addae went on to sign with the Texans where he started three games and played in all 16 games in 2019. He had 45 tackles, three pass breakups, and a career-high two interceptions in his lone season in Houston.
With Rayshawn Jenkins possibly sidelined this week due to a groin injury, the Chargers likely felt it was in the best interest of the team to bring in a veteran who was a former starter in Gus Bradley’s defensive scheme for two years.