The Los Angeles Chargers also announced that TE Asante Cleveland officially signed his exclusive rights tender on Monday.
Cleveland, 24, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Miami (FL) back in May of last year. He spent a good majority of last year on the team’s practice squad.
The Patriots traded for him in August, but he was, unfortunately, unable to make the team’s 53-man roster coming out of the preseason. New England later signed him to their practice squad before cutting him loose midseason.
The Chargers wound up claiming him off of waivers only to cut him loose coming out of the preseason. Cleveland was later signed to their practice squad before eventually being promoted to their active roster.
In 2016, Cleveland was active for just four games, but did not record a single reception.