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Floyd Returns

With all the teams wanting to sign Malcom Floyd, he chose to stay in San Diego for two more years. Baltimore was at the top of the list this morning, and was predicted to sign him. The numbers for his contract hasn’t been released yet, but I assume it will be less than what he could’ve gotten elsewhere. San Diego recently signed Laurent Robinson, WR from the Rams. With Floyd back on the roster, the receiver situation is pretty crowded. Vincent Jackson, Patrick Crayton, along with Floyd, are the ones that are for sure to make the team. Depending on how many receivers A.J. Smith wants to keep; Seyi Ajirotutu, Vincent Brown, Kelley Washington, Laurent Robinson, and Richard Goodman will all be battling for the number 4 and 5 spot.

With Malcom’s return, the player who is most happy has to be Philip Rivers. To one side, he has 6’5” Vincent Jackson. To the other, he has 6’5” Malcom Floyd. Rivers will have the most weapons he’s ever had in his career as a quarterback. Did I forget to mention he still has Gates as his tight end? Think of it this way. Rivers led the league in passing yards last season, while throwing to Floyd, who missed several games with injuries, Gates, who also missed several games with an injury, Patrick Crayton, who ALSO missed several games with a broken wrist, and only had Vincent Jackson for 5 games. This season, he will have Jackson all year, a healthy Floyd, a healthy Gates, and a healthy Crayton. Not to mention, Seyi Ajirotutu and Vincent Brown in the slot. Rivers could go on a tear this season with his new weapons.

A.J. Smith said this about Malcom Floyd’s return.

“We have a lot of happy Chargers today with the return of Malcom. He has been an integral part of our team and it’s great to have him back.”

The Chargers have really scored big this free agency. Darren Sproles was the only real valuable asset to the team they lost, but filling in for him is easier than the other players they did retain. Weddle was re-signed, Jackson re-signed, Tolbert re-signed, and now Floyd re-signed. Plus, Takeo Spikes, Travis Laboy, and Bob Sanders were signed to bolster our defense. San Diego didn’t lose much, and added key players that could be the missing ingredients for a Super Bowl team.

Nnamdi Asomugha might have been the biggest free agent this offseason, but Floyd also had over 200 yards one on one against him last season. Rivers said it.

“Every season, San Diego is always playing with big expectations. This year, we don’t have those expectations. And that will make us prove people wrong , and play harder.”

With M80 back, this team is looking better and better. Great pick Floyd, now get to work!

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