Chargers sign two undrafted defensive linemen

The San Diego Chargers neglected the defensive line during the 2007 NFL Draft but signed two defensive linemen in undrafted free agency.

The Chargers signed Wake Forest defensive end Jyles Tucker on Sunday night.

Tucker goes to the Chargers as an honorable mention All-ACC selection in 2006. The native of Dover, N.J., led Wake Forest and ranked seventh in the ACC in sacks with six for 34 yards.

He started all 14 games for Wake Forest's 2006 ACC Championship team. Tucker made 35 tackles during the year to rank second among Wake Forest defensive linemen. He also had 6.5 tackles for loss. Tucker broke up three passes and recovered one fumble.

The team also signed Albany defensive lineman Andre Coleman.

He made his second consecutive appearance on the All-NEC first team. He accounted for 42 tackles and led the team in hits for a loss (13.0) and sacks (6.0).

At 6-foot-3, 295-pounds, Coleman is a load in the middle that can play anywhere along the line on the 3-4 defense.

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