Chargers Place LS David Binn on IR, Sign James Dearth

After sustaining a severe hamstring injury in Monday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, long snapper David Binn has been placed on injured-reserve, ending his season.

Binn was injured during Dexter McCluster’s 94-yard punt return touchdown, but stayed in the game despite the serious injury.

Binn, who is in his 17th season in the league and with the Chargers, set a franchise record by playing in his 179th consecutive game against the Chiefs. His 17th season with the Chargers is also a franchise record.

In response to the injury to Binn, the Chargers have signed unrestricted free agent long snapper James Dearth. Dearth, who snapped for the New York Jets for nine years, was with the Washington Redskins this offseason before he was released. He will now take over the snapping duties in San Diego. Terms of the contract were undisclosed.

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