The San Diego Chargers claimed linebacker Ali Highsmith off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Highsmith spent the 2008-09 seasons with the Cardinals after being signed as an undrafted rookie from Louisiana State, where two of his teammates were Chargers wide receiver Buster Davis and fullback
As a collegian, he was a three-year starter at LSU and a member of the Tigers’ 2007 BCS National Championship team. Highsmith’s cousin is Alonzo Highsmith, who spent seven seasons in the NFL with Houston, Dallas and Tampa Bay. Ali is named after former world championship boxer Muhammad Ali, a former sparring partner of Hightower's grandfather.
The Chargers also announced that wide receiver