July 27 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Chas Alecxih (66) answers questions from reporters after a teams practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers claim DT Chas Alecxih off waivers


San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers have claimed former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chas Alecxih off of waivers to improve their defensive line depth heading into Training Camp.

Chas Alecxih spent last season with the Kansas City Chiefs and was released by the Chiefs on Thursday.

Chas Alecxih signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2012 as an undrafted free-agent out of the University of Pittsburgh. Chas Alecxih spent the whole 2012 season on the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad.

At Pittsburgh Chas Alecxih was a two-year starter and played in 41 career games recording 127 tackles, 20 sacks, three forced fumbles, an interception and a blocked kick in his career.

Earlier this week the San Diego Chargers released safety Brandon Taylor and it was assumed that the space was made for free-agent cornerback Brandon Flowers, who visited the San Diego Chargers in San Diego on Wednesday, but did not sign with the Chargers before leaving San Diego. It was reported that the visit did go well and the Chargers remain in the running for Flowers.

If the San Diego Chargers do sign Flowers they will need to make room once again on their 90-man roster, but in the mean time Chas Alecxih will take the 90th spot on the Chargers roster.

If Alecxih remains on the roster he will join Corey Liuget, Sean Lissemore, Kwame Geathers, Tenny Palepoi and Ryan Carrethers on the Chargers depth chart. Alecxih will battle Kwame Geathers, Tenny Palepoi and Ryan Carrethers in training camp for a spot on the depth chart.

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  • Joel Ayala

    I’ve heard a ton of good things about Tenny Palepoi… Geathers better step it up. The Depth at DT looking not too shabby. Bolt Up

  • arnie

    Witha move like this i can see the Chargers went with plan B and created more competition up front. The fact is, this is where the Chargers need more depth anyways.

  • powderBLUE801

    Nothing wrong with a lil competition at the NT. I’m really pulling for Tenny tho he is a bad ass plus he is from my hood!! Rep da DUBV WVC Tenny!!
    BOOM

    • Robert Fairbanks

      What hood is that you are talking about, Pittsburgh?

      • powderBLUE801

        Nope Utah!

        • Robert Fairbanks

          That explains everything now.

      • powderBLUE801

        I grew up with his family and his big brother is one of my good friends.

        • Robert Fairbanks

          The only thing I can brag about is: Jared Allens older brother worked at the Feed Store where I do business, he couldn’t even get tickets to the game when the Chiefs played at Qualcomm.

          • powderBLUE801

            Yeah that’s crazy. I did get tickets from Weddle but I didn’t know him personally. I work with one of his best friends and he got us tickets last year and I did get to meet him before the game. That’s the only thing I can kind of brag about.

          • Robert Fairbanks

            You can go to every game; just bleed real Blue and Gold by purchasing season tickets. Some of us forgo lunches and eat Top Raman for dinner just to save up enough to buy tickets. For $ 1804.00* you can (right now) buy really good seats up in Loge. Any games you can’t attend you just sell those off.

            * The four dollars is the service fee.

          • Robert Fairbanks

            That 2 seats for ten games.

          • powderBLUE801

            Trust me if I lived in SD or even closer than Utah I would buy season tickets but living a few states away would get real expensive to go. I do make it out to a few games and even better is when I go to Colorado to a donkey home game against the bolts! That gets real fun. It’s cheap to make it there as I only live 6 hours away from donkey country.