The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting the Bob Sanders experiment is over in San Diego as the Chargers released the former Indianapolis Colts safety. The Chargers signed the oft-injured Sanders over the offseason but various injuries will end his season.
In his place, the Chargers signed DT Tommie Harris, formerly of the Chicago Bears and, for a short time, the Indianapolis Colts.
Sanders is a classic example of what injuries can do to a career. He was originally the Colts second round pick in the 2004 NFL draft and achieved All-Pro status by his second season. He was clearly a difference maker for the Colts secondary but injuries were always a problem, something that's continued to plague him.
Entering the 2011 season, Sanders had played in just nine regular season games since his All-Pro 2007 season -- six in 2008, two in 2009 and one in 2010. The Colts released him last February and the Chargers signed him once the lockout was lifted in late July. A great player when healthy, which isn't often.
So the Chargers have placed on IR a guy who had two Pro Bowl appearances and signed someone with three Pro Bowl appearances. A couple of big names on the move in San Diego.
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