The San Antonio Commanders announced Tuesday they added defensive lineman Stefan Charles.
The team also announced linebacker Kennan Gilchrist was waived.
From the Commanders news release:
Charles, a native of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, has four years of NFL service, spanning 49 total games. He spent the 2013-15 seasons with the Buffalo Bills where he appeared in 37 games with two starts and made 48 total tackles along with 5.0 sacks. He was a member of the Detroit Lions in 2016, playing in 12 games with 12 tackles. Charles spent the the 2017 offseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the 2018 offseason with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Charles attended the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he played Canadian Interuniversity Sport football with the Regina Rams. Following the 2012 CIS season, Charles was ranked as the second best player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2013 CFL Draft.
After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Charles was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos with the 10th overall pick in the 2013 CFL Draft. However, he elected to sign a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans instead of joining the Eskimos.
The San Antonio Commanders went through Sunday’s training camp practice in pads. That gave them the chance to do some hitting.
Linebackers went through some drills where they took on blocks from running backs and tight ends.
Here are the 12 linebackers currently on the training camp roster:
58 Arthur Brown, Kansas State
98 Jayrone Elliott, Toledo
56 Danny Ezechukwu, Purdue
50 Kennan Gilchrist, Appalachian State
43 Joe Lanning, Iowa State
53 Austin Larkin, Purdue
51 Robert Myers, Minnesota State-Mankato
59 Aamir Petrose, Wesley
52 Ed Shockley, Villanova
55 Nick Temple, Cincinnati
54 Shaan Washington, Texas A&M
40 Jaboree Williams, Wake Forest
Note: The Commanders announced today that Kennan Gilchrist changed numbers from 47 to 50.
Inside and outside linebackers go through coverage drills at San Antonio Commanders mini-camp on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Incarnate Word’s Benson Stadium.
Linebackers Aamir Petrose, Boomer Mays, Danny Ezechukwu, Deion Barnes, Donnie Baggs, Ed Shockley, Jaboree Williams, Joel Lanning, John Sheehy, Kennan Gilchrist, Nick Temple and Rob Myers went through the drills.
The Commanders open the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home at the Alamodome against the San Diego Fleet.