Garmon a Charger

With the trade deadline only days away the San Diego Chargers made a move to acquire an offensive lineman from the Dallas Cowboys.

Kelvin Garmon has been acquired by the San Diego Chargers in exchange for conditional 7th round draft choice in 2003. The Cowboys needed to make room for Keith Davis with injuries to their safeties and were disappointed in Garmon's play even though they too are thin at offensive line.

Garmon, 6-2, 350, is in his third NFL season. He has started all 5 games for the Cowboys rotating between left and right guard.

Garmon was originally a 7th round draft pick of the 1999 draft from Baylor University.

Garmon started all 16 games for the Cowboys last year. He has an old friend in Hudson Houck, the offensive line coach for the Chargers. Houck coached him for his first few seasons in Dallas.

The trade is conditional on Garmon passing a physical. Eric Parker was released to make room for Garmon.

Garmon adds great depth to a Charger line that has lost Cory Raymer for the season. The line has played well only allowing 5 sacks of Drew Brees all season. Rookies Jason Ball and Toniu Fonoti have played well but the line was perilously thin with regards to backups.

The Cowboys were not happy with his play this season as Dallas owner Jery Jones said, "He really hadn't bought into the system and wasn't playing well, and we needed the spot to bring up the safety one way or another, and with Mario's (Edwards) situation, we did not want to get more vulnerable."

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