The Los Angeles Chargers have signed journeyman offensive lineman Michael Ola to boost their depleted depth at the position after placing starting left guard Matt Slauson on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn biceps.
The well-traveled offensive Ola has suited up for seven NFL teams and started four games in the previous three seasons. He was briefly with the Chargers in 2015 while they were in San Diego.
The Hampton University product also has been employed by the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills.
Slauson, the Chargers’ starting center last season, was lost for the year during the Chargers 21-0 win over the Denver Broncos last Sunday, which was the team’s third consecutive victory of the season.
The Chargers also lost offensive lineman Forrest Lamp, a second-round pick, to a knee injury during training camp.