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Chargers Add Three via Waivers

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The San Diego Chargers were armed with the third overall position to claim players waived this weekend.

They used their priority position to add three players, claiming CB Pierre Desir from Cleveland, DT Caraun Reid from Detroit and RB Andre Williams from the New York Giants.

To make room, the team waived CB Steve Williams, TE Asante Cleveland and OLB Chris Landrum.

The 6-2, 206-pound Desir was initially drafted by the Browns with the 127th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He appeared in 19 games with seven starts over his first two seasons, totaling 46 tackles and seven passes defenses.  Desir ranked third on Cleveland a year ago with five passes broken up.  A native of Port-au-Prince Haiti, the Lindenwood University product won the 2013 Cliff Harris Award as the top small-college defensive back in the country. He finished his collegiate career tied for 11th in Division II history with 25 interceptions, and set a conference record with 52 passes defensed.

Reid is a 6-2, 298-pound defensive tackle that the Lions selected 158th overall in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft.  He tallied 31 tackles, two sacks and one pass defensed in 26 games with 12 starts over two seasons in Detroit.  The 24-year old had a memorable 27-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown last year on Monday Night Football against Seattle. The Princeton product started 37 of 40 games in college, finishing with 168 tackles, 20.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, 10 pass defenses and one interception. Reid also recorded seven blocked kicks and one safety in college.

Finally Andre Williams is a 5-11, 230-pound runner who was selected 113th overall by the Giants in the fourth round in 2014.  He appeared in all 32 games for New York his first two seasons with seven starts, carrying the ball 305 times for 978 yards and eight touchdowns along with 19 receptions for 137 yards.  In his first season, he became the first rookie to lead the Giants in rushing since 1999.  Williams won the Doak Walker Award his senior season at Boston College, which is awarded annually to the top running back in college football.

Steve Williams was selected in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and appeared in 26 games for the Bolts. He totaled 29 tackles, seven passes defensed, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.  Cleveland joined San Diego off waivers from the New England Patriots last December. The 6-5, 250-pound tight end played in four games for New England in 2015 with one start.  Meanwhile, Landrum joined the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in May out of Jacksonville State. 

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