Just a day after signing linebacker Nate Hall to the practice squad, the Chargers decided that move wasn’t in their best interest after all. On Thursday afternoon, the Bolts announced the signing of offensive tackle Foster Sarell and the re-signing of defensive lineman Andrew Brown. To make room for the two, the team released Hall.
Sarell is a first-year tackle that entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens. At 6’7 and 320 pounds, Sarell brings excellent size to the position group for the Bolts.
Brown is a 6’3, 290-pound lineman who most recently spent time with the Texans and Bengals in 2020.
we’ve signed T Foster Sarell and DL Andrew Brown to our practice squad + released LB Nate Hall from our practice squad.— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) October 14, 2021
The decision to release Hall likely means the injury news to Tranquill isn’t nearly as severe as we all originally thought. He’s likely going to miss this week’s game against the Ravens but Brandon Staley said he would avoid a stint on IR. In his place, expect rookie Nick Niemann to start alongside Kyzir White on Sunday.