Receiver-needy Chargers add veteran

The San Diego Chargers gave themselves some much-needed help at receiver in the form of receiver Kelley Washington.

He is expected to be in uniform Sunday at Houston. He is a big receiver at 6-foot-3, 217 pounds. He has played eight NFL season and had 34 catches for 431 yards for Baltimore last season. He can also help on special teams.

Prior to signing Washington, San Diego had just three healthy receivers – Patrick Cratyon, Gary Banks and Seji Ajirotutu. Starters Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee are not expected to play at Houston because of hamstring injuries. Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson won’t be eligible to play until Week 12 after ending his holdout last week.

Also, star tight end Antonio Gates is dealing with foot injuries and will be severely hampered if he plays at Houston. So, the Washington signing makes sense.