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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Chargers add to battered O-line

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The last time we saw the San Diego Chargers' offensive line it was battered and barely able to give quarterback Philip Rivers any protection in a home loss to Oakland on Sunday.

The Chargers could be in a similar bind this week at Chicago. To help beef up the unit, San Diego signed veteran Tony Moll. He has started 21 games for Green Bay and Baltimore, from 2006 to 2010. He was last with Jacksonville this summer.

To make room for Moll, San Diego cut linebacker Darryl Gamble, who was a preseason star. The Chargers will likely try to put Gamble on the practice squad. I could see Gamble being promoted back to the 53-man roster once the Chargers’ offensive line is healthy.

The San Diego Union Tribune reported that guard Kris Dielman will miss his fourth straight game with a concussion. Tackle Marcus McNeill (stinger) and guard Louis Vasquez (ankle) were both hurt against the Raiders. It is uncertain if they will play against the Bears.

AFC WEST NOTES UPDATE:

Reggie McKenzie’s name is, once again, being connected to a potential general manager’s opening in Oakland. McKenzie’s name was one of the first to be connected to a possible opening in Oakland after the death of owner Al Davis. The Green Bay front-office executive is a former Raiders’ player.

The Raiders added to their practice squad.