SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers linebacker Antwan Applewhite has signed a one-year contract worth $470,000.

He had been an exclusive rights free agent.

Applewhite played in just one game in 2009, injuring his hamstring early in the season-opener at Oakland. He was deactivated for the next four games and placed on injured reserve on Oct. 20.

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