Chargers sign Andre Lott

The Chargers have signed safety Andre Lott to a two-year contract.

"Andre has four years of valuable experience on the NFL level," said Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith. "He's healthy now and looking for a second chance. He gives us another veteran to compete in the secondary. I'm excited to see what he can do."

Andre Lott originally entered the NFL in 2002 as a fifth-round draft choice (159th overall) of the Washington Redskins. He played in all 16 games as a rookie and was fifth on the team with 13 special teams tackles. In 2003, Lott played in 11 games and had six stops on the specialty units. In 2004, Lott cracked the 'Skins starting lineup for three games, but suffered a season-ending pectoral injury against Green Bay on Oct. 31. He was placed on the "Reserve-Injured" list the following day. Last season, Lott suffered a knee injury during an offseason practice. He reached an injury settlement with Washington and was released before the season.

Lott has played in 31 career games and started three. His career totals include 28 tackles and one sack on defense and 19 tackles on special teams.

Lott was born May 31, 1979 and prepped at Melrose High School in Memphis before attending the University of Tennessee. He was a two-time All-SEC choice for the Volunteers, earning first-team honors in 2001 and second-team accolades in 2000.

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