Chargers News: San Diego Signs Free Agent WR Austin Pettis

The San Diego Chargers signed former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis on Friday, per multiple sources around the team.

Pettis was released by the Rams back in October after amassing 12 catches for 118 yards and a touchdown in five games.

The 26-year-old wideout's best season came the year before in 2013, when he posted career highs in catches (38), receiving yards (399), and receiving touchdowns (4).

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Pettis has played in 47 career games as an NFL wideout, all with the St. Louis Rams. He was cut by the team after reportedly missing a team meeting, but his work ethic and talents appear to have impressed the Chargers brass enough to give him a look.

The former third-round draft pick has 107 total catches over his career for 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns. While he's not a featured-type receiver in any respect, he could provide solid depth for the team's aerial attack if he sticks in 2015.

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