The biggest news of the day has, hopefully, not happened yet for the San Diego Chargers. However, we do have some big news to report:
Earlier today, the Chargers reportedly agreed to terms with free agent (and former Cleveland Browns WR) Travis Benjamin, as well as almost-free agent Antonio Gates!
I’m told WR Travis Benjamin plans to sign with the #Chargers when the market officially opens tomorrow. San Diego gets a dangerous weapon.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 9, 2016
The Chargers have done an excellent job of keeping a lid on their free agent rumors so far, but here are the little nibbles that are out there:
Chargers reached out with C Alex Mack, source says, but didn't develop into major contender. Interest more a feeler. Mack is ATL bound now.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) March 9, 2016
We'll keep this post as updated as possible today.
11:29am - The Chargers could be in on another former Cleveland Brown in Tashaun Gipson.
12:54pm - We have Travis Benjamin contract details and it's nowhere near the $8-11M I was afraid of yesterday!
Terms for Travis Benjamin and the #Chargers: 4 years, $24M with $13M guaranteed. $18M over the first 3 years— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
2:48pm - The Chargers got a Nose Tackle and a Free Safety!
Chargers add a nose tackle. Three-year deal for ex-Seahawk Brandon Mebane, team announces. Been in talks for days.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) March 9, 2016
5:04pm - The Chargers re-signed their crappy backup QB.