Chargers sign replacement for Mruczkowski

The San Diego Chargers placed center Scott Mruczkowski on Reserve-Injured Tuesday due to an ankle injury he suffered during the final, game-winning drive in last weekend’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Mruczkowski started the last 13 games at center for the Chargers after Nick Hardwick was injured in the season opener in Oakland.

To replace Mruczkowski on the active roster, the team signed veteran center Eric Ghiacuic. Ghiacuic entered the NFL as a fourth-round selection of the Bengals in 2005. He brings valuable NFL playing experience to San Diego.

He started 42 of 48 games at center in his first four seasons (2005-08). He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in 2009 and was released after training camp. Ghiacuic is 6-4, 303 from Central Michigan and will wear number 77.

— Chargers Press Release