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Chargers add RT Barksdale

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The San Diego Chargers agreed to a one-year deal with right tackle Joe Barksdale.

Barksdale, 27, has started 29 games over the past two seasons for the St. Louis Rams, but was not re-signed after the team used a second-round pick on Wisconsin’s Rob Havenstein.

In San Diego, Barksdale provides depth, and a starting option should the Chargers ultimately slide D.J. Fluker inside to guard.

Barksdale was a third-round pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2011, was claimed by the Rams off waivers in 2012 and emerged as a regular starter the following season.

The Chargers waived tackle Bryce Quigley to clear a roster spot.


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