SAN DIEGO – The Chargers placed Pro Bowl left guard
Wednesday’s move ensures the vaunted left side of San Diego’s offensive line will be missing one high-level player the rest of the year, and left tackle
Dielman’s streak of four consecutive Pro Bowl selections, the third-longest streak in team history behind Junior Seau and LaDainian Tomlinson, will almost certainly end. He hasn’t played since suffering a concussion Oct. 23 against the New York Jets.
Head Coach Norv Turner and a few players had called Dielman’s performance prior to the Week 7 injury as good as or better than the previous four seasons. The lineman had missed just three starts since being inserted into the lineup Sept. 25, 2005, against the New York Giants.
Ndukwe, who goes by “E.K.,” has played for four other NFL teams. The 6-foot-4, 324-pound lineman has played 33 games and started 18, most recently for the Kansas City Chiefs in ’09. Ndukwe has played guard and tackle, the second such lineman signed by San Diego this week.
The Chargers added guard/tackle