San Diego Chargers: Cordarro Law

Some notes from the first day of San Diego Chargers rookie minicamp, which was held in 90 degree temperatures at Chargers Park on Friday.

Law looks the part: At 6-foot-1 and 255 pounds, outside linebacker Cordarro Law made his presence felt. The Southern Mississippi product finished with 14 sacks in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders in 2013, and signed a futures contract with San Diego in January. Now, the 25-year-old is fighting an uphill battle to make the final roster. Law batted down a pass and looked quick coming off the edge during team drills.

Watt at right guard: Third-round pick Chris Watt was touted for his versatility, with an ability to play all three interior offensive line positions. However, Watt was lined up at right guard at rookie minicamp -- the same position of Jeromey Clary, who is to make $4.55 million in total compensation in 2014. Watt lining up at right guard probably is not a coincidence.

Talent in the secondary: Although first-round draft choice Jason Verrett did not practice because he’s still rehabbing from shoulder surgery, a couple young defensive backs caught my eye during team drills. Arizona State product Alden Darby had a nice pass breakup over the middle, and so did Auburn cornerback Chris Davis. At 5-10 and 192 pounds, Darby looked fluid going through individual drills with the defensive backs. Davis, at 5-10 and 201 pounds, is stoutly built like a running back. Rutgers product Brandon Jones also made a nice break on the ball to pick off a pass during team drills. Jones was on the practice squad last season for San Diego.

Roll call: Verrett is wearing No. 22, and second-round draft choice Jerry Attaochu is No. 97. Watt is No. 65, defensive tackle Ryan Carrethers is No. 92, running back Marion Grice is No. 26 and receiver Tevin Reese is No. 84.

Excused absences: Offensive guard D.J. Johnson and Reese will not be at the rookie minicamp this week so they can attend graduation ceremonies. Along with Verrett, Grice did not practice because of a foot injury.

Chargers sign OLB Cordarro Law

February, 14, 2014
Feb 14
Farhan Lalji of The Sports Network reports that the San Diego Chargers signed pass-rusher Cordarro Law to a futures contract.

The team confirmed the report, via Twitter, but stated no other details are available as of Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

A product of the University of Southern Mississippi, Law played in the Canadian Football League the past two seasons, finishing with 14 sacks for the Calgary Stampeders in 2013. Law was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Seattle and attended the team’s training camp in 2012.

Law was productive for the Seahawks during preseason play, but was one of Seattle’s final roster cuts at the end of training camp.

At Southern Mississippi, Law totaled 192 tackles, 27.5 sacks and forced 14 fumbles -- including 64 tackles and 9.5 sacks in his final season.

At his pro day workout, Law ran the 40-yard dash in 4.83 seconds, pumped out 23 reps with 225 pounds on the bench and posted a 31-inch vertical leap.

At 6-2 and 262 pounds, Law is a pass rush specialist who can play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive front or weak-side defensive end in a 4-3 defensive front.