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Bingham's new deal runs through 2010 season

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    The San Diego Chargers, who have been proactive the past two years in signing core players to contract extensions, have locked up three-year veteran defensive lineman Ryon Bingham through the 2010 season with a new deal.

    Bingham, 26, signed a three-year extension on Christmas Eve before the Chargers' victory over the Denver Broncos. Financial details of the extension were not yet available.
    Without the extension, Bingham would have been eligible for restricted free agency in the spring. He was in the final year of his original rookie contract and earned a minimum base salary of $435,000 for 2007.

    A seventh-round pick in the 2004 draft, Bingham has become a productive defender for the Chargers this season, as his playing time was significantly increased by the severe ankle injury suffered by starting end Luis Castillo nearly two months ago. Castillo, who returned to the field in a part-time role on Monday night, missed six games. During his absence, Bingham split time with Jacques Cesaire in the lineup, and started one game.

    In 15 games this season, Bingham has 37 tackles and 1½ sacks and has emerged as a very good player versus the run in the San Diego 3-4 front.

    A former Nebraska standout, Bingham spent his 2004 rookie season on injured reserve after rupturing his left biceps tendon in training camp. He was on the San Diego practice squad for most of the 2005 campaign, then was signed to the active roster for one game.

    Last season, Bingham appeared in all 16 games as a backup.

    He and Cesaire, who signed an extension last season, provide the Chargers excellent depth and versatility in their defensive front. Both are former college defensive tackles who are good fits at end in the base 3-4 scheme.

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  2. Electric Chair

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    Great Christmas present for Ryon.
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I'm not a huge Bingham fan but he's a pretty steady backup
     
  4. 400HZ

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    I think he's a pretty decent backup. It doesn't hurt to keep him around.
     
  5. Trumpet_Man

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    I do not like Bingham either and I suspect AJ is going to use him as trade bait.
     
  6. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Bingham has improved but don't like this signing because we need a roster spot eventually for a 3rd down defensive tackle pass rush specialist. AJ loves locking up "his guys" but we saw how he blew it BIG TIME with dishing out that FAT contract to Shame Olivea.
     
  7. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    You have to wait and see how it unfolds before you declare it a bust. AJ can still trade his sorryass to some unsuspecting team and then his **** does not stink again.
     
  8. PhillyChargerFan

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    I don't remember but I didn't think the contact was all the fat? Besides I think the plan all along was to move him inside
     
  9. loweezy

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    Some of you are talking like retaining guys in our organization is not smart. Regardless of what Shane has done this year, he has always been serviceable, and he knows our system. Continuity is always important. A lot of his contract was paid up front as well, so if it doesn't continually work out, Shane just like every other player would be shown the door.
     
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  10. Shamrock

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    Bingham is a guy who has gotten better every year. He's not Castillo or Igor, but he's a steady backup. Having good depth is so important in this league.

    Most everyone will look at this signing and just shrug. "Eh, no biggie."

    People did the same when Pinnock was extended, and some even panned that move by AJ and company. Yet, when Pinnock became the starter this season, the move by AJ to retain him looks like brilliance. Pinnock is athletic, runs with fury, and flattens LB's on ISO Power-Oh blocks. His block was the key to LT's OT TD vs. Tennessee.

    Of the multitude of signings of our own young players, only one seems to have become a bad extension. Olivea has cashed in and gotten fat and out of shape. His attitude appears to really suck. Everyone else has been a pro. Having only one turd out of a whole string of extensions is a pretty good track record.
     
  11. HollywoodLeo

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  13. Buck Melanoma

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    Sounds like a Raider to me. Send him on up the coast. :yes:

    Bingham has had a serviceable career here in SD. I like the move to keep him for depth.
     
  14. Thumper

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    Ryon Bingham gets 3 year extension

    I just read this. This is good news. Ryan is a great role player and adds excellent depth.
     
  15. Buck Melanoma

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    Ryon Bingham gets 3 year extension

    He's done a more than serviceable job for us, especially this year. I like him for depth & am glad he got rewarded for all of his hard work. :tup:
     
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    I don't think Olivea has played the same since he got his back tweaked against the Pats. I think you may be right though. He just never showed the same fervor he played with last season.
     
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    Ryon Bingham gets 3 year extension

    mods feel free to merge.

    I didn't see the other thread when I posted this.
     
  18. Thumper

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    Ryon Bingham gets 3 year extension

    merged.
     
  19. Retired Catholic

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    Maybe being replaced Clary gave Olivea a wake up call along with move to the inside. Olivea has the off season to get his head straight once we negotiate the playoffs and the big dance. He'll be parked next to Hardwick inside and Hardwick's attitude might just rub off. I was hoping they were going to move him inside during Training Camp, but that's the way the mop flops. If he sulks in the off season and doesn't to camp ready to play, then it'll be easy enough to trade him to the Chargers East or Oakland. Davis still seems to think he can rehab retreads. Bingham is good depth, he has gotten better with time and keeping him means we won't have to force the development of any fat boys we draft next year. Pinnock is a pleasant surprise-and that's why AJ is where he is and where I am writing this instead of him.
     

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