The San Diego Chargers have signed tackle Kevin Haslam to a two-year contract Saturday. He has been a member of the Chargers’ practice squad since Sept. 5. Due to tackle Jared Gaither’s knee injury, who was placed on IR (Injured Reserve) Friday, the Chargers moved to ink the 6-5, 310-pound offensive lineman.
Haslam was an undrafted rookie from Rutgers University when he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010. He spent two seasons with the Jaguars, where he played five games as a rookie.
Haslam sustained a knee injury during training camp in 2011 and was placed on IR for the season and was waived by the Jaguars in March of 2012 to later sign to get signed by the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders and he parted ways at the end of training camp, and the Bolts signed him.
Chargers’ head coach Norv Turner already had in mind to sign Haslem from the practice squad since Friday.
“Kevin Haslam has been practicing on our practice squad and will probably make a move here in the next day,” said Turner in his press conference Friday.
The Chargers will need good offensive line support against an aggressive Baltimore defense as they will the Ravens Sunday.