Chargers adding Sony Michel to backfield

Posted: 31/08/2022 in NFL
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The Los Angeles Chargers are signing veteran running back Sony Michel, the team announced Wednesday.

Michel, who reportedly visited the Chargers on Wednesday, lands in Los Angeles after a short stay with the Miami Dolphins. Miami signed the former first-round running back in May but cut him earlier this week.

The 27-year-old made seven starts for the Los Angeles Rams last season and rushed for 845 yards on 208 carries. He spent the first three years of his career with the New England Patriots where he tallied two seasons with 900-plus yards on the ground.

Michel will slot in a Chargers running back group that’s fronted by Austin Ekeler. Los Angeles also used a fourth-round pick on rookie rusher Isaiah Spiller, who was nursing an ankle injury before returning to practice Tuesday. Third-year pro Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree III round out the team’s backfield.

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