Chargers LB English has foot surgery

The San Diego Chargers say linebacker Larry English has had foot

surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

English started the first two games before sitting out last

Sunday’s 27-20 loss at Seattle. He had a half-sack. He was the

team’s first-round draft pick in 2009, when he had two sacks.

Also Tuesday, the Chargers signed their fourth long snapper of

the season, Ethan Albright. He replaces Ryan Neill, who hurt a knee

Sunday and was put on injured reserve.

Neill replaced James Dearth, who hurt a foot a day after being

signed to replace David Binn, the 17-year veteran who injured a

hamstring in a season-opening loss at Kansas City and was put on


The Chargers also signed strong safety Quinton Teal and

cornerback Dante Hughes. They also waived running back Curtis

Brinkley and placed linebacker James Holt (shoulder) on IR.