Chargers re-sign fullback Jacob Hester

The San Diego Chargers re-signed fullback Jacob Hester to a one-year contract, the team announced. Hester visited the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week. Hester, 26, has played for the Chargers for four seasons, but San Diego signed former Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain during free agency. Hester is expected to back up McClain and contribute on special teams.
April 12, 2012

Ta-ta, Tolbert?

The Chargers have two key free agents in the offensive backfield: Mike Tolbert and Jacob Hester. Although Tolbert has been the more productive player since the duo entered the league together in 2008, it would appear Hester has the better odds of returning. Read on to find out why.
February 15, 2012

Eric Weddle, Jacob Hester Paying Off

A.J. Smith was criticized for overpaying in trades that landed Eric Weddle and Jacob Hester in '07 and '08, respectively. However, a few years have gone by and both players have proven to be worth the steep price.
June 15, 2011

Three Items to Cross Off the To-Do List

Thanks to league-wide labor uncertainty, the Chargers don't even know what all their needs are heading into next season. There are, however, three positions GM A.J. Smith should not feel compelled to address -- and, no, we are not talking specialists.
March 14, 2011

Bisaccia's Units Face Big Issues

New special teams coach Rich Bisaccia comes to San Diego with a sterling résumé. Less impressive is the unheralded group of "third phase" players he is about to inherit. Bisaccia will need to coach up some young talent, and fast, to avoid another disaster.
January 13, 2011