San Diego Chargers sign Adrian Hamilton & Khalil Wilkes


San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers today signed linebacker Adrian Hamilton and center Khalil Wilkes.

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Hamilton fills the Chargers opening at linebacker that was made after former first round pick Larry English was released by the Chargers today. Hamilton gives the Chargers another body at linebacker heading into training camp and will hope to make the team as a practice squad player.

Hamilton played his first two years of college football at Texas Tech and transferred to Prairie View A&M for his final two seasons. In his final season at Prairie View A&M, Hamilton set a single-school record with 22 sacks and was named FCS Defensive Player of the Year.

Hamilton signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an Undrafted free agent. The Cowboys released Hamilton at the start of the 2012 season and he was signed by the Baltimore Ravens to their practice squad. Hamilton was signed to the teams active roster at the end of the season and played in the final two regular season games of the Ravens Super Bowl championship season. Hamilton spent all of last season on Injured Reserve for the Ravens and was released by the team last month.

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  • The Chargers yesterday also released center Nick McDonald and today have signed center Khalil Wilkes to a three-year deal to fill his roster spot.

    Wilkes tried out for the team during minicamp in May and must’ve impressed the coaching staff enough to earn a three-year deal.

    With Nick Hardwick and Rich Ohrnberger ahead of Wilkes on the depth chart at center, expect to see Wilkes on the practice squad.

    Wilkes started at center for Stanford last season and was named a second team All-Pac-12 selection.