Chargers Sign Junior College WR Courtney Gardner


Remember when we posted about the Junior College wide receiver, Courtney Gardner, coming to town for a visit? Looks like he impressed Tom Telesco enough to get signed as an undrafted free agent.

In the end he was a junior college stud and will have a ton to prove. He also has a lot of competition at the position. He could have joined Oklahoma next season and been the next Cordarrelle Patterson, but he struggled through classes and decided to enter the draft instead. Seven rounds passed and nobody selected the receiver, so Tommy T gave him a call.

Now he will be on the same playing field as Malcom Floyd, Danario Alexander, Vincent Brown, Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal and Robert Meachem. There is a ton of competition at the position and there is likely no room for him unless he can prove his worth on special teams.

Check out this man amongst boys:

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • RussinSactown

    This is a good signing. I was wary about throwing a draft pick at him but signing him as a free agent, good move.

    • Sergio Quintero

      sounds like he could have been a 1-3 round pick if he could have actually played college football, sounds like a worthy bargain. Low risk/high reward player good investment.

  • Gunnar Martin

    He’s got skill but will only be able to make the practice squad

    • RussinSactown

      He might replace Royal. Who knows.

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        If he does well he can make it, he looks more beastly on running/breaking tackles after the catch, it would be like DAX one and Dax two and Allen, yikes Rivers has mad targets now

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Best chance will be to become a good kick and punt returner

  • Cgoodness13

    So royal gone, meachem gone next year, Floyd gone next year, goodman gone, those random WRs we signed early this off season gone?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Those guys are gone… Easy

      • Cgoodness13

        We’d save a lot of money doing that I think, enough to lock on Starks for a while, or till we can groom a LT

        • arnie

          Are you posting from your phone?Your profile is different.

          • Cgoodness13

            Ya why?

    • boltingindiego

      floyds gonna be around for at least 2 more seasons. meachem depends on how well he plays this year. goodmans gone for sure. royal is most likely gone unless mccoy likes him in his O since he did coach him in denver.

      • JoseSD

        I don’t see Floyd being re-signed next season, his contract was only 2 year deal and since he can’t stay healthy for 16 games and couldn’t be a #1 receiver last year when given the opportunity I think they’ll let him walk after the season

        • boltingindiego

          floyds contract is over after the 2015 season check out overthe cap.

          • JoseSD

            His original contract after the lockout was only a 2 year deal but I forgot he signed an extension this season, kinda sucks I’d like to see V Brown or even Allen takeover the starting spots next year

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            I can see either guy taking over the starting job by the end of the year and M80 as the 4th receiver

  • arnie

    If this kid can make plays, then I hope he makes it. We are short of playmakers at WR.

    • Cgoodness13

      We just drafted one and resigned one lol.

      • arnie

        That makes two. I hope V-Brown and this kid can make it four.

  • Rob Base

    12 WR stacked on the roster. There will be some interesting camp battles. Willie, Allen, Alexander, Floyd and Gardner are all over 6 foot. Big targets for Rivers.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Damn he doesn’t like to get tackled or not score a td when he catches it, that dude juked an entire team and bolted past everyone lol. Hes a perfect Rivers guy, throw it up and let do his thing, he’s got great cut moves

  • joerockt

    We are overloaded on WR’s. But man I love the talent. M80, DA, VB, KA. Excited for once.

  • Ioane

    I guess we didn’t sign him after all. Just saw this tweet that the deal fell through.

    @UTgehlken: Chargers going different direction. Sierra WR agreed to terms after draft. Fell through. MT @scalma What’s going on with Courtney Gardner?

    This sucks.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Just heard the same… Bummer