Chargers tryout two receivers

The San Diego Chargers brought in two veteran receivers for a tryout this week – both of which have experience returning kicks.

With the success of Michael Turner in the running game and Eric Parker in the passing game it is conceivable that the Chargers are looking for a returner to lessen the load and allow those talents to excel on the offensive side of the ball.

With special teams a constant of head coach Marty Schottenheimer's eye, the Bolts brought in two wide receivers with special teams backgrounds.

Eddie Berlin, last seen in Chicago where he saw action in just five games with two receptions in 2005, was brought in for a tryout by the Bolts.

Berlin was signed by the New England Patriots in August of this year but was released less than a month later. A veteran special teams player, Berlin returned 30 kicks for 586 yards (19.5 average) over his first three seasons with the Tennessee Titans after they drafted him in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

His best year statistically came in 2004 when he caught 20 passes for 278 yards and one touchdown.

Peter Warrick was also brought in for a tryout. He spent his first five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, snaring 264 passes in 66 games, including 51 as a rookie. He hauled in 202 receptions over the next three years with 14 touchdowns before injury took away his 2004 season after four games. In 2005 with Seattle, Warrick netted just 11 receptions.

Warrick has returned 60 punts in his career for 555 yards, a 9.3 average. Seattle cut ties with Warrick on the final cutdown prior to the start of the 2006 season.

The former first round pick could be an asset in the return game and is reportedly healthy from a nagging leg injury that curtailed his 2005 season.

Neither player was signed but the team continues to bring in talent on their quest for a Championship season.


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