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Chargers re-sign DL Tenny Palepoi

SAN DIEGO -- Continuing to invest in players that have already been on the roster, the Los Angeles Chargers announced on Monday that they have re-signed defensive lineman Tenny Palepoi to a one-year deal.

Palepoi, 26, finished with 23 tackles, including two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery in 13 games played last season. He also totaled nine quarterback hits and 20 quarterback pressures.

However, in December of last year Palepoi was suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances, missing the final three games of the 2016 season.

So Palepoi will not be eligible for the season opener in 2017.

At 6-1 and 298 pounds, Palepoi earned a spot on the Chargers’ roster as an undrafted rookie out of Utah in 2014. He missed the entire 2015 with a broken foot.

Palepoi provides versatility up front for the Chargers, with an ability to play inside as a defensive tackle and also move outside and play defensive end.