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:
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.
Chargers sign ten, eight to NFL Europe
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