Monday, May 14, 2012
Chargers have entire draft class signed
By Bill Williamson
The San Diego Chargers will not have any rookie holdouts this year.
UT-San Diego reported that the Chargers have signed third-round pick, safety Brandon Taylor. He was the last remaining draft pick to sign with the team.
In previous years, it would been absurd to think a team (there are a few other teams around the league to accomplish the feat this year) would have its complete draft class signed by May 14. However, as part of the new collective bargaining agreement, the new rookie pay scale has made it much easier for draftees to sign. In the past, rookie holdouts were fairly normal.
The Chiefs have signed half their class.