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Marcus Gilchrist Agrees to Four-Year Deal with the Chargers

The signings keep on coming, and the rookie signings could be wrapped up today for the San Diego Chargers.

The team got off to a fast start by announcing, this morning, that their second pick (50th overall) CB Marcus Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year deal.

For those that need a refresher, Gilchrist was chosen out of Clemson and there was some thought that he might be better suited to play Safety than Cornerback, or perhaps just better suited to stay in the nickel CB position. However, the Bolts came out after making the pick and said they believed Gilchrist had shutdown corner potential and would be lined up as the successor to Quentin Jammer on the outside.

This season, expect Gilchrist to battle for the nickel CB spot and possibly have a large effect in Special Teams as both a return specialist and a gunner on punts and kickoffs as well.

The Chargers have now signed half of their 2011 draft picks, and two of their top three selections.

Source: Scott Bair of the North County Times