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Chargers waive safety Jimmy Wilson

The veteran was waived days before playing against his former team.

The Chargers signed safety Jimmy Wilson to a two-year, $4.25 million contract in March.

Days before playing his former team -- the Miami Dolphins -- at Qualcomm Stadium, the Point Loma native and veteran player was waived by the team.

Wilson, drafted by the Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2011 draft, played in 13 games with the Chargers and started seven of those. His campaign with the Chargers ended with 41 tackles, a sack and two passes defensed.

The Chargers have not announced a corresponding move, but may promote safety Adrian Phillips to the team's roster from the practice squad. Phillips, a second year player, was promoted earlier this season after Addae injured his ankle. He played in six games and amassed 12 tackles. He was also active for three games in 2014.

“He knows our defense and he’s worked well with the guys back there," defensive coordinator John Pagano said of Phillips in September, when he was first promoted. "It’s always about staying ready. Like we tell all the practice squad players, whenever your opportunity comes, you have to make the most of it and he took advantage of that opportunity last year.”

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