The Chargers have signed all of their draft picks.
San Diego announced the signing of tackle D.J. Fluker on Wednesday, which puts all six 2013 draft picks under contract. Kim Jones of the NFL Network reports that the 11th-overall pick’s deal is worth $11.4 million over four years with a $6.6 million signing bonus. As with all first-round picks picked outside the top 10, there’s an option for a fifth year at the average salary of the 3rd-25th highest paid players at the position.
Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune also reports that Fluker’s contract has offset language that would allow the Chargers to avoid paying out the entire amount of guaranteed money in the deal if Fluker’s cut before the end of his deal and signs with another team. Such offsets have been a bone of contention in many contract negotiations with first-round picks in the last couple of years.
The Chargers are hoping there’s no need for those offsets to come into play as they’re looking to Fluker as part of the foundation for an improved offensive line after years of struggles up front offensively.