The Chargers have added a bit of chemistry to their roster with the addition of former Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano.
Fasano, who is a free agent, had 11 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown in seven games for the Dolphins this season.
He was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams, and the Chargers will have a chance to keep him on the roster if they choose to.
Fasan was not on the Chargers roster for the AFC Championship Game against the Colts, but he is listed on the team’s injury report.
He will be in for at least one more game before being activated from the injury list.
He joins a crowded tight end group for the Chargers that includes former Indianapolis Colts tight end Andrew Luck and former San Diego Chargers tight end Tony Moeaki.
With a healthy, young group of tight ends, the Chargers are looking for more than just the occasional big play.
Fasanos success with the Dolphins is the latest indication of that.
Fasancos catch rate of 29.5 percent was his best mark in any season in which he caught at least 50 balls for at at least 100 yards.
Fasanz catch rate in 2017 was a career high of 28.9 percent.
Fasans most successful catch came in the fourth quarter of the Chargers loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
He caught a 34-yard pass from Dalton Siemian to open the scoring.
Fas’ catch rate jumped from 26.4 percent to 27.8 percent and his yards per catch dropped from 3.4 to 3.1.
Fas will be a good fit in the Chargers offense with the offense built around him.
The Chargers are hoping that he can take some of the pressure off of the younger tight ends on the depth chart.
Fasen is the fourth tight end to play for the Bengals this season, joining Ryan Hewitt, Dwayne Allen and Joe Callahan.
The Bengals will likely start one of the new players, a third-year player named Brandon Bostick, on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
The second tight end will be rookie tight end Chris Conley, who caught six passes for 84 yards and three touchdowns in four games with the Bengals.