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Feeley signs restructured contract

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chargers.com/news/headline_detail.cfm?news_key=2550">Chargers.com</a>

    By Casey Pearce

    <img width="122" height="184" align="left" alt="AJ Feeley" title="AJ Feeley" src="http://www.bolttalk.com/images/feeley02.jpg" />Chargers quarterback A.J. Feeley is committed to being a team player."  He showed that Wednesday by signing a new restructured contract that runs through the 2007 season.

    "I want to be here," Feeley said."  "Playing quarterback is a lot easier when you've got talent around you, and it's hard for anyone to deny that there are great players here."  The organization is committed to winning."  That's the bottom line, so it seemed like a great place for a quarterback."

    The Chargers acquired Feeley prior to Week 7 last season along with a 2006 sixth-round draft pick from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for quarterback Cleo Lemon."  He served as the number-three quarterback for the Chargers' final 10 games, but did not take any snaps.

    "Restructuring A.J.'s contract allowed us to keep him with us," said General Manager A.J. Smith."  "He was only with us a short time last season, but we like the way he works and prepares."  His experience in the league is evident and that's a huge benefit for the quarterback position." "  We're extremely pleased to be able to work this out with A.J."

    Although he didn't see game action with the Chargers last fall, Feeley developed a comfort level with his teammates as well as offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and his system.

    "There is a learning curve to every offense, but I thought I picked up on it fairly quickly," Feeley said." "  "I spent a lot of time when I got there just trying to pick up on the offense and study the game plan."  The system fits my strengths."  It's something that I'm very comfortable with."

    Prior to joining the Chargers, he started eight games and appeared in three more with the Dolphins in 2004."  Feeley also played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2001-03)."  When starting quarterback Donovan McNabb was injured in 2002, Feeley started five games and earned a victory in four of the five starts."  He joined the Eagles as a fifth-round draft choice in 2001."  In 18 career games, he's thrown 19 touchdown passes.

    Although he's seen extensive time as an NFL starter, Feeley is comfortable in whatever role he'll be asked to fill with the Chargers.

    "Whether I'm playing or helping the other guys in practice and from the sideline, I'll assume that role," Feeley said."  "This offseason is a chance to get better and be a better quarterback."  I've been a starter and a backup."  I'm at a point in my career where I'd like to play, but whatever is best for the team I can go with."
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