Quarterback David Archer and offensive tackle Brett Miller, both former Atlanta Falcons, signed with the Chargers Monday, reuniting them with Coach Dan Henning.
Archer, 27, joined the Falcons as a free agent in 1984 and started 22 games in 1985 and '86 under Henning, but was released after the '87 season. His best season was 1986, when he passed for 2,007 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games. Archer led NFL quarterbacks in rushing in 1985 with 347 yards.
"We anticipate David Archer to come in and compete for the starting role and we expect to see the qualities we saw in him when he was winning with Atlanta," Henning said.
Archer was 331 of 647 for 4,275 yards and 18 touchdowns in four years with Atlanta. Archer was on the Washington Redskins active roster for four games last season and played in one.