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Chargers sign 2 more Rookie FA LB's

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by DenverBolt67, May 17, 2010.

  1. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    http://www.chargers.com/news/press-...ebackers/08f7ae80-ac31-4b9e-9b56-1e18bad20abb

    The Chargers signed rookie free agent linebackers Boris Lee and Mike Nixon to two-year contracts.

    Lee, 6-0, 245, from Troy University is a three-time first-team All-Sun Belt League pick. He finished his career with 395 tackles, including a team-leading 126 as a junior in 2008 and a career-high 127 as a senior in ’09. He also tallied 29.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and eight interceptions for the Trojans.

    Nixon, 6-3, 225, from Arizona State started his collegiate career late after spending four years (2002-05) as a catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor-league system. He enrolled at Arizona State in 2006 and went on to become a two-time honorable mention All-Pac-10 choice who finished his career with 253 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and eight interceptions. Nixon also excelled in the classroom, earning numerous academic awards from the Pac 10 and ESPN The Magazine.

    Lee will wear No. 48 and Nixon will wear No. 58 for the Chargers.​

    I wonder what this means. They already had 2-3 rookie FA's signed, so why go sign 2 more several weeks after the draft?
     
  2. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    It says the LB's we have are on notice. Merriman is leaving soon, Phillips is a douche, Cooper is a bad football player, Burnett is entering the final year of his contract and has dissapointed etc...

    AJ seems to be searching for a diamond in the rough.
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

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

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    So that's two LBs from Troy? Lang and Lee? I think both were the OLBs, thoughts?
     
  4. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Machiavellian motivational tactics. :lol:
     
  5. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    Camp fodder.
     
  6. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    It does scream of "sending a message" to the other linebackers!

    It can only be good for the team IMO...more competition, the merrier!:tup:
     

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