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San Diego Chargers Sign Kyle Boller To Replace Charlie Whitehurst

The San Diego Chargers found themselves already starting to deal with injuries in training camp as soon as the first day, but general manager A.J. Smith made moves just as quickly to help provide roster help for head coach Norv Turner. With word that quarterback Charlie Whitehurst walked off the practice field with an undisclosed knee injury, the depth chart behind Philip Rivers was an uncertainty. Apparently that's been answered with the addition of Kyle Boller.

Boller should be familiar to AFC West fans since he was with the Oakland Raiders the last couple of years. Before that, he was a former first round choice of the Baltimore Ravens and has since become a journeyman back-up type. His familiarity with the division and extensive experience should make him a serviceable back-up given the late arrival in camp. However Chargers fans have to hope Boller never gains any real playing time.

As for Whitehurst, this is a signal that the injury is likely one that will keep him out for some time. Perhaps not, but an instant roster addition is typically news that something major.