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.