Biggs: San Diego signs Runyan; IR's Clary

That didn’t take long.

Jon Runyan flew into San Diego today and the Chargers have signed the veteran offensive tackle for the stretch run. Runyan signed a one-year contract this evening, and he takes the roster place of right tackle Jerome Clary.

Clary, who league insiders said had been the weak spot on the line, suffered a season-ending ankle injury Sunday at Denver.

“We are very fortunate that a player of Jon’s experience and ability was available at this time,” general manager A.J. Smith said in a statement. “He is an outstanding competitor, and I have always admired the physical, nasty approach he brings to the field every game. He will be added to the mix and we will move forward.”

The San Diego Chargers are bringing in veteran offensive tackle Jon Runyan for a visit and may work to sign him to a contract, multiple league sources said.

The Chargers have an immediate need as right tackle Jerome Clary was taken off the field Sunday at Denver on a cart in the fourth quarter after injuring his left leg.

Runyan has been hoping to get back in the league for a few months, and has made a handful of visits, including to Kansas City, Buffalo and Philadelphia, where he started for nearly a decade.

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