The Chargers added a tight end to their roster today, but it probably wasn’t the player fans were hoping for. The team announced that they’ve claimed tight end Je’Ron Hamm off waivers from the Seahawks. To make room on the roster, the Chargers waived wideout Marcus Peterson.
The 26-year-old Hamm has bounced around the NFL since going undrafted out of Louisiana-Monroe back in 2014. He had a pair of receptions for 13 yards in 2015 with the 49ers, and he’s also had stints with the Saints, Redskins, and Seahawks. He signed with Seattle back in July, and after being waived and re-signed, he was waived a second time yesterday.
Of course, following the season-ending injury to Hunter Henry, there’s been plenty of speculation that the Chargers would re-sign veteran Antonio Gates. Head coach Anthony Lynn recently said that negotiations were ongoing, and the need for a veteran was clear after Chargers tight ends accounted for five drops during the team’s preseason opener. However, for the time being, the team is rolling with Hamm, Virgil Green, Sean Culkin, and Braedon Bowman.
Peterson signed with the Chargers earlier this month. He became the first Seton Hill University alumni to sign with an NFL team.