West coast life: L.A. Chargers re-sign Vancouver native Christian Covington

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The Los Angeles Charges have re-signed Canadian defensive lineman Christian Covington, according to Pro Football Network‘s Aaron Wilson.

The 28-year-old made 52 total tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble with the Chargers in 2021. He dressed for 16 games with the club and made three starts along their defensive line.

Covington has dressed for 98 career games as a member of the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals, and Los Angeles Chargers, recording 184 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two knockdowns, and two forced fumbles.

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

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

The Chargers have used free agency to upgrade their defence, signing Sebastian Joseph-Day from the Los Angeles Rams, cornerback J.C. Jackson from the New England Patriots, and trading for edge rusher Khalil Mack from the Chicago Bears.