Commanders add Stefan Charles, waive Kennan Gilchrist

San Antonio Commanders helmet from image released by the AAF @theAAF on Twitter.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.

Commanders linebackers at training camp photo gallery

Linebackers got to work head-to-head against running backs and tight ends at Sunday's practice. - photo by Joe Alexander
Kennan Gilchrist (50) and the rest of the linebackers got to work head-to-head against blocks from running backs and tight ends at Sunday’s practice. – photo by Joe Alexander
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.

Linebackers go through drills at Commanders mini-camp

Donnie Baggs, an outside linebacker from Texas A&M, at Commanders mini-camp. - photo by Joe Alexander
Donnie Baggs, an outside linebacker from Texas A&M, at Commanders mini-camp.
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.

Additions to Commanders roster: Dec. 7, 2018

San Antonio Commanders fans got their first chance to see the team's uniforms in person on Tuesday.The following players have recently been assigned to the San Antonio Commanders:

Winston Craig, DT, Richmond
Kenneth Farrow II, RB, Houston
Kennan Gilchrist, LB, Appalachian State
Jordan Holland, DB, Prairie View A&M
Cole Hunt, TE, TCU
Bryce Jones, DB, Akron
Austin Larkin, LB, Purdue
Justice Liggins, WR, Stephen F. Austin
Joey Mbu, DT, Houston
Kishawn McClain, DB, North Texas
Mekale McKay, WR, Cincinnati
Evan Rodriguez, TE, Temple
Orion Stewart, DB, Baylor
Duke Thomas, DB, Texas
Nick Thurman, DT, Houston

Updated list of Commanders players