Chargers promote Becton, cut Whittaker

The San Diego Chargers promoted offensive tackle Nick Becton to the active roster from the practice squad.

The AFC West franchise cut running back Foxxy Whittaker to create a roster spot for Becton.

The 6-foot-6, 323-pound Becton is a free agent rookie out of Virginia Tech originally signed by the team following the draft. He was released on Aug. 31 when the team reduced its roster to 53 players and immediately signed to the Chargers’ practice squad.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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