Chargers are taking care of rookie business

July, 25, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The San Diego Chargers have been busy making moves involving their rookie class.
San Diego reportedly signed two more draft picks and shelved undrafted rookie Curtis Brinkley because of injuries suffered in a shooting earlier this month.

San Diego has agreed to terms with third-round pick Louis Vasquez and fourth-round pick Vaughn Martin.

The signing of Vasquez is significant. He has a strong chance to start at guard. Thus, getting him in camp in time for Monday's first rookie practice is huge. He will now have maximum practice time. Martin's signing is also big. He is a talented defensive end, who has limited football experience. The Chargers love him and think he will be a gem with some polish.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports the team hasn't made much progress with top pick Larry English. This isn't devastating news. It has been slow going for top picks around the league. If English misses a practice or two of rookie workouts, it won't be the end of the world. As long as he is present when the full team reports at the end of next week, he should be fine.

San Diego signed rookie running back Kestahn Moore to replace Brinkley. Moore was previously with Denver.

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