Down to only two healthy running backs, the Chargers worked out Shaun Draughn and D.J. Adams at Chargers Park on Tuesday. Draughn signed a one-year deal joining the active roster, while Adams was added to San Diego’s practice squad.
The Chargers also signed edge rusher Cordarro Law from the practice squad to the active roster, and linebacker Kevin Reddick.
At 6-foot, 205 pounds, Draughn has spent time with Kansas City, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Chicago.
Draughn initially signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted rookie in 2011 out of North Carolina. He spent most of his rookie season on the Chiefs’ practice squad, appearing in one game.
In 2012, Draughn played in all 16 games, recording 59 carries for 233 yards and two scores, along with 24 catches for 158 yards. Last year, Draughn played in three games for Baltimore and had a brief stint on Indianapolis’ roster.
This season, Draughn signed a one-year contract with the Bears and played in Chicago’s first two games before being waived Sept. 16. Draughn also has experience as a kickoff returner. Between Kansas City and Baltimore, he has a combined 25 returns for 590 yards (23.6 avg.).
At 6-1, 246 pounds, Reddick was the New Orleans Saints’ leading tackler on special teams (13) after making the squad as an undrafted rookie in 2013. He played in all 16 games and saw limited action at linebacker, recording a pair of stops. Like Draughn, Reddick also played collegiately at North Carolina. The Saints waived Reddick on Aug. 26. He recently spent two weeks on St. Louis’ practice squad.
San Diego created a third vacancy with a somewhat surprising move, waiving defensive end Lawrence Guy. The Chargers claimed Guy off of waivers midway through the 2013 season after Indianapolis waived him. He played in 10 games, finishing with 18 tackles, a sack and a four pass knock downs last season.
This year, Guy did not practice most of training camp with a shoulder issue. Through three games, Guy did not record a tackle in 48 snaps.
The Chargers also waived/injured cornerback Marcus Cromartie.
At 5-10 and 200 pounds, Adams signed with the Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent right after this year’s draft. The Portland State product spent most of the offseason with the Chargers before being released from the 90-man roster in favor of safety Adrian Phillips in June.
Adams signed with the Dallas Cowboys during training camp on Aug. 9, but was part of that team’s cut down to 75 players on Aug. 29.
The Chargers also added Colton Underwood and tight end David Paulson -- a former seventh-round selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 -- and terminated the contract of safety Adrian Phillips from the practice squad.