Chargers sign ten, eight to NFL Europe

The San Diego Chargers have signed 10 players to one-year contracts for 2005, including eight that will play in NFL Europe.

Last year, just four players made it out to NFL Europe (NFLE) to represent the San Diego Chargers. This year, the have doubled that total.

The elite eight:

Running backs:
Ahmaad Galloway
Calvin Murray

Wide receivers:
Ruvell Martin
Carl Morris

Cornerback:
Jonathan Cox

Linebacker:
Howard Hodges

Center/Guard:
Isaiah Ross

TE/LS:
Danny Young

All but Young had a history with the Chargers.

Young, a former teammate of Philip Rivers at NC State, makes his home in San Diego. He was considered the best long snapper prospect in the nation in 2004. He is also a demon on special teams with 41 special teams tackles during his collegiate career.

Cox, Joseph, Hodges, Morris, Murray and Galloway each had stints on the Chargers practice squad during the season.

Ross and Martin were in camp with San Diego but Ross was let go in late June and Martin was jettisoned in late August.

Morris played college ball at Harvard where he collected 90 receptions during his senior campaign, including 21 in a single game for 1,288 yards. He is a verteran of NFL Europe having gone there as a Miami Dolphin. He was oringinally signed as an undrafted free agent by Indianpolis before being claimed by Philadelphia and then moving on to Miami's practice squad in 2003. He ran a diary of his time in Europe in 2004 and collected 35 receptions for 530 yards.

Galloway also has seen time in NFLE as a member of the Denver Broncos. He was picked in the seventh round of the 2003 draft and spent part of training camp with Denver this past season.

The 2005 NFL Europe season begins on Saturday, April 2 and concludes on Saturday, June 11 with World Bowl XIII. The league will hold its draft in early February and players will report to training camp in Tampa, Florida at the end of February.

Offensive tackle Carlos Joseph and receiver Willie Quinnie also signed one year deals.

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