Strong safety Clinton Hart inked a new five-year contract this week according to Chargers.com. Hart will stay in San Diego through the 2012 season. Financial details weren’t disclosed.
Looks to be a good move for the Bolts. Hart became a starter last season and earned it with solid play. While cornerback Antonio Cromartie stole most of the headlines last year on defense, Hart did his job well and solidified his spot on the team. Not too bad for a guy coming up from the Arena League.
Props to A.J. Smith and company for locking Hart in a season before he was due to be a unrestriced free agent. Hart’s going into this season without that deal looming over his head, which is huge.