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Chargers safety Jahleel Addae out with broken clavicle

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy said starting safety Jahleel Addae will have surgery to repair a broken clavicle on Monday and will be out for an extended period of time.

Addae suffered the injury on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars late in the game while making a tackle on Denard Robinson.

Addae signed with the Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent in May 2013 out of Central Michigan. He earned a reputation as a hard hitter and playmaker and received more playing time the second half of his rookie year.

The following season, Addae carved out a role in San Diego’s sub packages, playing 393 snaps.

Addae has served as a starting safety for the Chargers the past two years, but he’s had trouble staying on the field.

He missed two games at the start of the 2014 season due to a lingering hamstring injury. Addae also missed three games in the middle of the season after suffering a concussion on a scary play against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 23.

Last season, Addae missed three games due to an ankle injury.

Dexter McCoil and Adrian Phillips are possibilities to fill in at safety for the Chargers while Addae is on the mend.