Los Angeles Chargers sign Canadian DL Christian Covington

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The Los Angeles Chargers have signed Canadian defensive lineman Christian Covington.

Covington signed a one-year contract with Denver worth $1.75 million last off-season but was in a fierce competition to make the Broncos final roster. The Cincinnati Bengals went and acquired him via trade the day before 53-man rosters were finalized. He played 16 games with the Bengals, notching 39 tackles in 2020.

The son of Canadian Football Hall of Famer Grover Covington was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, played for Vancouver College and earned a scholarship to Rice University in Houston.

The Houston Texans selected Covington in the sixth round, 216th overall during the 2015 NFL Draft. The B.C. Lions picked Covington in the fifth round, 43rd overall of the 2015 CFL Draft, but Covington has spent his entire pro football career to date in the NFL.

The 27-year-old has played in 82 career NFL games recording 130 tackles, 8.5 sacks, two knockdowns, and one forced fumble. Covington has earned over $6 million in his career.