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Chargers acquire quarterback Cardale Jones from Buffalo

Chargers acquire quarterback Cardale Jones from Buffalo

A day after the team worked out a former Heisman Trophy winner in an effort to add quarterback depth, the Chargers decided to trade for a former collegiate national champion.

The team acquired Buffalo quarterback Cardale Jones on Wednesday for a conditional draft pick, reuniting him with Anthony Lynn and injecting some youth into a position that needed it.

“Excited for the new start, can’t wait to get to work,” Jones tweeted after the trade was announced.

The Chargers dealt for Jones after working out Robert Griffin III on Tuesday. Jones will compete with Kellen Clemens to back up Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

“He’s the type of quarterback you want waiting...

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