The Chargers have signed free agent safety Tony Burnett, a rookie from the University of Southern California.
Burnett, 6-1, 205 pounds, was an honorable mention all-conference safety for the Trojans as a senior in 2012 after recording 28 tackles and an interception. He is a native of Los Angeles, California and attended Mayfair High School.
Burnett participated in the Chargers rookie mini camp during the offseason on a tryout basis. Before moving to safety he previously lined up as a cornerback and linebacker. He was voted the team’s Special Teams Player of the Year for 2012.
The team also waived rookie quarterback