SAN DIEGO (AP) -The Chargers have replaced one Hall of Fame wide receivers coach with another.
Charlie Joiner, the team's career receiving leader, was hired Wednesday to replace James Lofton, who was fired Tuesday.
Joiner also coached the team's wide receivers from 1987-91 after retiring.
Joiner played 18 seasons in the AFL and NFL with the Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals and Chargers. He retired on Jan. 12, 1987 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Joiner's final career totals included 750 catches for 12,146 yards and 65 TDs. At the time of his retirement, Joiner's 239 career games played were the most by an NFL wide receiver.
Joiner also served as wide receivers coach with Buffalo and Kansas City.

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