Duarte has signed on with the Chargers' practice squad, the team's official site reports.
Duarte will remain on call for the Chargers should the team require the services of another tight end. He has played in just one career game since going pro in 2016, recording two offensive snaps for the Dolphins in 2016.
Duarte suffered a shoulder injury during Tuesday's OTA session, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Duarte has seen action in just one regular-season game with Miami since being selected by the team in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He's once again battling for a roster spot this offseason, so the injury is certainly a tough blow for the 6-foot-2 tight end's chances of doing so. He's expected to miss practice Wednesday as well, though it's unclear if the injury is severe enough to sideline him into training camp.
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