San Diego coach Mike McCoy made no secret of the fact that the club would look to sign a running back in the wake of Danny Woodhead‘s season-ending injury. In Draughn, the Chargers have added a veteran running back with four seasons of NFL experience. The 26-year-old (27 in December) enjoyed his best season with the Chiefs in 2012, rushing for 233 yards off of 59 carries with 24 catches for 158 yards. Draughn also found paydirt twice in 2012 – his only NFL touchdowns.
It was a quick turnaround for Reddick, who was dropped from the Rams’ practice squad just last week. The 24-year-old, who was in camp with the Saints over the offseason and had a tryout for the Pats, appeared in all 16 of New Orleans’ game last season. Working primarily on special teams, Reddick had 13 tackles and one forced fumble. Kavell Conner is expected to have an increased role on defense in the wake of Manti Te’o‘s foot injury, so Reddick will presumably help fill the gap on special teams.