posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 01:34 PM
San Diego, CA (AP) - The San Diego Chargers Wednesday acquired veteran offensive tackle
Roman Oben from Tampa Bay. In exchange the Buccaneers received a fifth-round pick in 2005.
Oben has started 106 of 113 career games in eight pro seasons. He had spent the last two years with Tampa Bay, where he started in 32 of 35 contests,
including playoffs, at left tackle. Oben started all 16 regular-season games in 2002 and the three playoff tilts, including the Buccaneers' win over
Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII.
The 6-4, 305-pound Oben had a streak of 100 straight starts snapped on November 2, 2003 when he missed a game against New Orleans with a broken hand.
"The Chargers just got better today with the acquisition of Roman Oben," said San Diego general manager A.J. Smith. "I've always admired Roman's
consistent play and consistent effort. He's proven to be very durable and he brings a wealth of experience to the left tackle position."
During his career Oben has also had stints with Cleveland and the New York Giants.