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Nick Hardwick returning to Chargers in coaching role

Former Chargers center Nick Hardwick is returning but as a coach.

Los Angeles is hiring Hardwick as their assistant offensive line coach, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo.

Hardwick played his entire professional career with the Chargers and served as a team captain for five seasons. He earned a Pro Bowl selection in the 2006 season and was picked as an alternate four times.

Hardwick started 136 games for the Chargers, playing in all 16 games five times in his career.

After his playing days, Hardwick joined the radio world on the team’s broadcasts and as a talk show host on XTRA 1360, where he did that for three years.

Hardwick will work alongside Mike Devlin, who was hired as the Bolts’ offensive line coach.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire