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English likely to be only absent pick as camp starts

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

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    By Kevin Acee

    Union-Tribune Staff Writer
    2:00 a.m. July 26, 2009

    With rookies reporting to training camp Sunday, it appears first-rounder Larry English will be the only tardy draft pick.

    Talks are in the preliminary stages. The Chargers do not generally sign their first rounders early, and only four first-round picks have been signed league-wide.

    Sixth-round pick Kevin Ellison remains unsigned as well, but that deal is expected to be finalized Sunday.

    The Chargers completed the contracts for their three fourth-round picks Saturday.

    Defensive end Vaughn Martin got $2.236 million over four years with a $486,000 signing bonus. Center Tyronne Green and running back Gartrell Johnson, who were successive picks, could each make slightly more than $2.15 million over four years with signing bonuses of just better than $400,000.

    Third-rounder Louis Vasquez agreed Friday on a four-year deal worth $2.55 million with an $800,000 signing bonus.

    Fifth-rounder Brandon Hughes signed last month for four years and $1.94 million with a $186,000 signing bonus.
    Seventh-round pick Demetrius Byrd, who is recovering from injuries suffered in a car crash, could go unsigned as the Chargers monitor his health.


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