The San Diego Chargers hired Pete Metzelaars as the team's tight ends coach, the Chargers announced Friday.

Metzelaars played tight end in the NFL for 16 seasons.

He was an assistant coach for the Indianapols Colts for eight seasons (2004-2011), and was the Colts offensive line coach in 2010 and 2011.

Metzelaars was the Buffalo Bills tight ends coach in 2012.