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TE John Phillips Signs With Chargers

Phillips spent four seasons with the Cowboys as a reserve tight end

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TE John Phillips Signs With Chargers

The Dallas Cowboys are down to two tight ends, Jason Witten and James Hanna, after John Phillips opted to sign with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday.

A member of that historically poor draft class of 2009, Phillips spent his first three seasons in the league as the Cowboys’ No. 3 tight end, behind Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett. He missed the entire 2010 season with a torn ACL, suffered in the team’s final preseason game.

In 2012, with Bennett gone, Phillips had a shot at stepping into the No. 2 tight end spot behind Witten but he failed to impress, catching eight passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. He lost a good deal of playing time to the rookie Hanna late in the season.

Phillips’ new deal will have him in San Diego through the 2015 season.

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