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Former Jets Starter Chooses Chargers

Colin Baxter was a final cut at Chargers camp

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    Colin Baxter #60 of the San Diego Chargers at Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.

    The Chargers may have lost Sunday to the New York Jets, but they've won over their former starting center.

    Colin Baxter, a numbers crunch casualty in the final round of the Chargers' training camp cuts, has agreed to join the team's practice squad and will be at practice Thursday, a league source said.

    The undrafted rookie out of Arizona chose the San Diego practice squad over the Jets', as first reported by Manish Meta of the NY Daily News.

    The source told NBCSanDiego that Baxter, whom the team considers to have a nasty streak, "just felt he had a better long-term future in San Diego." He started two games with the Jets in place of center Nick Mangold, injured with a high-ankle sprain, but was waived Tuesday.

    Mangold made his return Sunday when the Chargers lost 27-21 to the Jets.

    The signing is the latest boon for the team's practice squad, which added running back Jordan Todman after he escaped waivers Monday.