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Chargers Claim TE Je'Ron Hamm off Waivers


The Los Angeles Chargers announced on Monday that they've claimed tight end Je'Ron Hamm off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. To make room, the team waived wide receiver Marcus Peterson.

Hamm is a 6-3, 236-pound tight end who has appeared in six career games with the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers. He has two career receptions for 13 yards, both of which came in 2015 with the 49ers.

Hamm initially entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014 with the New Orleans Saints. A former wide receiver in college at Louisiana-Monroe, the Saints converted him to tight end that summer. He was waived during final roster reductions and subsequently signed to the Redskins' practice squad, where he remained the rest of the year.

Hamm spent the first half of the 2015 season on Washington's practice squad before being added to the active roster. He appeared in one game that year before being waived and claimed by the 49ers. Hamm appeared in five games for San Francisco the following year, hauling in two receptions. 

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