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San Diego Chargers sign former San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley to practice squad

The former Aztec returns to his hometown to play on San Diego's practice squad.

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According to SB Nation's Bolts from the Blue, the San Diego Chargers have signed former San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley to play on the team's practice squad. This news comes five days after the Arizona Cardinals released Lindley.

The Cardinals drafted Lindley in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played in six games as a rookie, starting four of them when Arizona's starting quarterback Kevin Kolb sustained rib and shoulder injuries and John Skelton, the team's backup, was benched. In those six games, Lindley completed 89 of 171 passes for 752 yards, zero touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Cardinals went 1-3 with Lindley as their starter.

Lindley, a local product of El Capitan High School in Lakeside, California, lit up opponents as SDSU's starting quarterback from 2008 to 2011. In his four years, Lindley completed 961 of 1,732 passes for 12,690 yards, 90 touchdowns and 48 interceptions. He eclipsed 3,000 yards passing three times and in 2010 he led the Aztecs to their first bowl game appearance since 1998.

According to SB Nation's Big Blue View, NFL practice squad members make a minimum weekly salary of $6,300.