The Chargers are going to truly rest Nate Kaeding and Mike Scifres this summer.
The team on Thursday signed placekicker Nick Novak after earlier this week signing undrafted free agent punter Cort Johnson.
“It’s just protection,” Turner said Thursday of deciding to sign two kickers. “It will allow us to get better work through training camp.”
Both Kaeding (groin) and Scifres (hernia) are coming off offseason surgeries. Both are on schedule in their recovery and are expected to be fully healthy by August, but Turner still would prefer them not to have to work much before September.