Chargers Claim James Tuthill Off Waivers
Dec. 04, 2002
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SAN DIEGO (AP) _ The San Diego Chargers claimed kicker James Tuthill off waivers from the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, one day after cutting kicker Wade Richey.
Tuthill, 26, was waived Monday by Washington. He had been 10-for-16 on field goal attempts for the Redskins and 20-for-21 on extra points.
The Chargers will be Tuthill's fifth NFL team since he entered the league as a rookie free agent with San Francisco in 2000 from Cal Poly. He was signed by Washington on Sept. 10, two days after Redskins kicker Brett Conway was injured in the season opener.
The Chargers also said defensive end Al Fontenot has been waived from the injured reserve list.