Chargers sign guard Chad Rinehart

March, 13, 2013
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The Chargers signed former Buffalo guard Chad Rinehart.

He is a favorite of scouts. He has started 14 games in the past two years and will likely get a chance to start. The Chargers have two openings at guard with Louis Vasquez leaving for Denver and Tyronne Green being a free agent.

The Chargers signed tackle King Dunlap on Tuesday. He may get a chance start on the right side. The Chargers have holes on the offensive line, but they are, at least, creating competition.

Rinehart played for new San Diego offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris in Buffalo. The Chargers had interest in Buffalo star guard Andy Levitre, but he signed a high-dollar deal with the Titans. Clearly, D’Alessandris thinks Rinehart, a much cheaper option, can help.

Meanwhile, CBS Sports reports the Eagles are looking at San Diego pass-rusher Antwan Barnes.

Also, San Diego cornerback Antoine Cason is visiting the Cardinals.

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ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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