Chargers OL Kenny Wiggins trying to prove himself a worthy starter – Orange County Register

COSTA MESA — In March, the Chargers signed Russell Okung, making him one of the NFL’s highest-paid left tackles. In April, the Chargers drafted three offensive linemen, including two within the first three rounds.

So why — a week into August — are the Chargers starting a former practice-squad journeyman at right guard?

“I’m doing something right, you know?” Kenny Wiggins said.

Tuesday is Wiggins’ 29th birthday, which means he isn’t bubbling with unrealized potential. But with just five weeks left until the Chargers’ regular-season opener in Denver, the 6-foot-6, 314-pound lineman has made himself a stable part of the rotation — one who has experience at just about every spot on the offensive line.

Not bad for someone who was nearly out of the league.

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