With the looming suspension of Antonio Gates, the addition of Phillips brings depth to the tight end position.
Phillips, 28, gets re-signed by the Chargers after being waived during last weeks roster cuts. He has been apart of the Cowboys from 2009-2012, and has been with the Chargers for the past two seasons. Interesting enough, Phillips was noticed as a candidate to gain playing time during Gates‘ suspension.
Burwell, 23, is an undrafted free agent out of the University of Cincinnati. San Diego signed Burwell to a three-year, $1.585 million contract, with a $10,000 signing bonus.
According to Over The Cap, the Chargers create $428,333 in cap space and $10,000 in dead money by releasing him.