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Chargers Long Snapper: San Diego's Most Dangerous Job

Albright is Binn's replacement's replacement's replacement

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    LANDOVER, MD - 2008: Ethan Albright of the Washington Redskins poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Getty Images)

    Hell knows no fury like the San Diego Chargers long snapper position.

    The Chargers placed long snapper Ryan Neill on the injured reserved list Tuesday and signed Ethan Albright. He becomes the team's fourth long snapper in two weeks.

    David Binn, who had steadily manned the position since 1994, suffered a season-ending hamstring injury in Week 1. His replacement, James Dearth, was lost to a foot injury on his second day of practice. Neill started the past two games before injuring his knee in Sunday's game.

    Albright made the 2007 Pro Bowl with the Redskins. The red-headed 16-year veteran also lays claim to one of the league's better nicknames in “The Red Snapper.”

    His addition was just part of the team's busy Tuesday.

    Outside linebacker Larry English underwent foot surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Linebacker Brandon Lang was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

    The Chargers signed strong safety Quinton Teal and cornerback Dante Hughes, both of whom could be asked to contribute in special teams. They also waived running back Curtis Brinkley, who will likely return to the practice squad if he clears waivers.