With Hunter Henry eliminated from the tournament due to a knee injury, the Los Angeles Chargers announced on Tuesday that they have signed on to the seasoned Lance Kendricks.
To make room on the squad, the Chargers officially placed Adrian Phillips in the reserve with his right forearm broken.
The Chargers also relinquished Andre Patton's long-range shot and signed the defensive end of Chris Peace.
Henry suffered a tibia plateau break on his left knee at the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts. Probably four to six weeks are missing. He was not put in an injured reserve.
After Henry was eliminated and the team of Antonio Gates moved on, the Chargers had to put an end to the wrinkle. Kendricks was to play in this role and merge Virgil Green and Sean Culkin on the active squad.
Kendricks, 31, was signed by the New England Patriots before the 2019 season, but suspended for the league's first game of the season for violation of the League's drug abuse policy. He was released after being reinstated.
Kendricks spent the years 2017 and 2018 with the Green Bay Packers, after six seasons with the Rams. In eight seasons he received 2,505 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Kendricks was sentenced to six months probation in July after being led at a transit station in 2017 for marijuana possession. He argued for no contest and the charge is dropped when he has completed eight hours of community service. His box-office ban this season was the result of the 2017 incident.