Chargers Worked Out Three Players

     

The Los Angeles Chargers brought in three running backs for tryouts on Wednesday including Joel Bouagnon, Troymaine Pope and Jhurell Pressley, according to Howard Balzer.

Of this group, the Chargers elected to sign Pope to their practice squad.

Bouagnon, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois back in 2017. The Bears waived him with an injury designation during the and he later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list before he was eventually cut loose with an injury settlement.

The Packers signed Bouagnon to a futures contract with past January only to waive him coming out of the preseason. He had a brief stint with the Lions last month.

During his college career, Bouagnon rushed for 2,912 yards on 600 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 44 receptions for 368 yards receiving and 34 total touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 43 games.

Pope, 24, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Jacksonville State back in May. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.

Pope later returned to the Seahawks and had brief stints with the Colts and Texans before once again signing on to the Seahawks’ practice squad a few weeks ago. Seattle just recently released him.

In 2016, Pope appeared in four games for the Seahawks and rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with one reception for five yards receiving and no touchdowns.

 

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