4:05pm: Hairston’s deal with the Chargers is a one-year contract, reports Eric Williams of ESPN (via Twitter). Hairston will be able to earn up to $1.235MM in 2015.
The team likely values his versatility, as Hairston played both guard and tackle for the Bills, and projects as a swing tackle in San Diego. He played for Chargers offensive line coach Joe D’Allesandris in Buffalo, notes Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego (via Twitter).
Gehlken expects Hairston to be the primary backup for multiple positions along the offensive line. Hairston hadn’t played significant snaps since 2012, but held his own when he was able to see the field for the Bills that year, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).