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Chargers Sign Kicker Caleb Sturgis

The Los Angeles Chargers vowed to leave no stone unturned in their quest to upgrade the kicking game in 2018.

They did just that on Friday, signing Caleb Sturgis to a two-year contract.

The 28-year old Sturgis has appeared in 62 career games over five seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles, converting 111-of-137 attempts (81.0-percent) with a career-long of 55. He's made a field goal of at least 50 yards in every season.

Sturgis entered the NFL as Miami's fifth-round selection (166th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft.  He made 26-of-34 attempts as a rookie (76.5), and followed that up by converting 29-of-37 (78.4) the following year.

The kicker joined the Eagles in 2015, and his career took off as he made over 80-percent of his attempts each season.  Sturgis converted 18-of-22 (81.8) that year and then 35-of-41 (85.4) in 2016.  Unfortunately, he was limited to only one game last year as he was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a hip injury following the season opener against the Washington Redskins.  He did make three field goals in that game, including a 50-yarder.

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