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Chargers Sign USC’s Burnett, Waive Rookie QB Hermann

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Running back Kenjon Barner #24 of the Oregon Ducks carries the ball against linebacker Tony Burnett #34 of the USC Trojans in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Oregon won 62-51. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Running back Kenjon Barner #24 of the Oregon Ducks carries the ball against linebacker Tony Burnett #34 of the USC Trojans in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Oregon won 62-51. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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   SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have signed rookie free-agent safety Tony Burnett of Southern California and waived rookie quarterback Mark Hermann.

The Chargers also waived-injured cornerback Kenny Okoro. If Okoro clears waivers, he will be placed on injured reserve.

Burnett was an honorable mention all-Pac-12 pick as a senior in 2012 after recording 28 tackles and an interception.

Hermann was an undrafted rookie from Division III Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The Chargers announced the moves on Tuesday.

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