Chargers sign kicker as Kaeding recovers from groin injury

The Chargers have signed veteran free agent kicker Kris Brown and waived quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan.

The veteran is in his 12th NFL season and was the Houston Texans’ kicker from 2002-09 before being released in September. One of the NFL’s most clutch and consistent kickers, Brown has hit 252 of 326 career field goal tries (.773) and has scored 1,103 career points. In 2007, Brown entered his name in the NFL record books by hitting three 50-plus-yard field goals in a game against Miami, including two 54-yarders and a game-winning 57-yarder as time expired. A four-time AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Brown has kicked 13 game-winning field goals during his career.

Brown, who originally began his NFL career as a seventh-round choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1999, is expected to handle the team’s kicking duties this weekend in place of Nate Kaeding, who suffered a groin injury in warm-ups prior to the Chargers’ game in St. Louis last Sunday. Brown will wear No. 3 for the Chargers.

O’Sullivan had signed with the Chargers on Sept. 7 and was listed as the team’s third quarterback for each of the first six games.

The Chargers also announced that they have released tackle Ryan Otterson from the practice squad and signed wide receiver Gary Banks.

— Source: San Diego Chargers

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