Chargers sign guard Rich Ohrnberger


The San Diego Chargers signed former Arizona Cardinals guard Rich Ohrnberger to a one-year contract, the team announced today.


The 6-2, 300-pound product of Penn State is headed into his fifth NFL season. He has played in 18 career games and started four. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft following a collegiate career at Penn State in which he was a two-time All-Big Ten choice and a third-team All-America selection as a senior. He played in five games his first two seasons with the Patriots, seeing limited time at right guard and on special teams. Ohrnberger spent the 2011 season on Reserve-Injured with the Patriots due to a head injury and was released in February 2012. He signed with Arizona on Aug. 1, 2012 and played in 13 games, making two starts at both right guard and center. He suffered a knee injury on Dec. 9 against Seattle and was again placed on Reserve-Injured on Dec. 10.

Ohrnberger becomes the sixth unrestricted free agent from another team added by the Chargers, joining tackle King Dunlap (Philadelphia), guard Chad Rinehart (Buffalo), tight end John Phillips (Dallas), cornerback Derek Cox (Jacksonville) and running back Danny Woodhead (New England). Running back Foswitt “Fozzy” Whittaker was claimed on waivers from Arizona. The Chargers also re-signed kicker Nick Novak, long snapper Mike Windt, wide receiver and kick return specialist Richard Goodman, and running back Ronnie Brown.

March 21, 2013

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4 comments:

RaiderHater said... Mar 22, 2013, 8:14:00 AM

Another experienced O-Lineman...Nice! While I am liking the thought of our future being built (or slightly rebuild) thru the draft....you would be crazy not to put some experienced linemen in this season to protect PR and add some rookies to learn and grow behind them. This is another good move my the new regime...keep on keeping on!
RaiderHater

Mark Pope said... Mar 24, 2013, 7:51:00 PM

Great to be a Charger fan and a BAD day to be a Denver Donkey fan! It's going to be tough for the Denver defense after losing first D.J. Williams to the Bears and then Elvis Dummervill to the Ravens. I plan to donate my fax machine that I haven't used the past 10 years to the Denver front office as condolences- haha!!

RaiderHater said... Mar 25, 2013, 1:35:00 PM

Ha Ha that is soooooo funny!!! Lovin' It!!
RH

Pete Spinning said... Mar 25, 2013, 4:56:00 PM

I am loving the moves on o-line depth that can play multiple positions! Versatility is key! People are upset that they let players walk. Except for Franklin & Vasquez, I'm not really bummed about these moves, and I'm not terribly upset with those two leaving if the NT position is addressed in the draft. I haven't done the math myself, but a (usually) reliable poster commented that we have 6.9 million left under the cap. That doesn't include signing our draft picks either. If that's the right figure, you can see why we aren't making big signings. Every penny counts. Also, it would be nice to have a little left for next year too. Unless we see some more cuts, or contract restructuring (which I wouldn't want to see personally), I think they are doing everything they can, and these signings make a lot of sense. I just shake my head when people say ridiculous things like "we should sign such and such player... They're idiots!" when that player costs more than the cap space we have... Lol.

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