Sep 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; A general view of a 55 decal on the helmet at midfield in honor of late San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau (not pictured) before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Junior College Wide Receiver Decided Not To Sign With Chargers

One of the undrafted free agent prospects (Courtney Gardner) that I was looking forward to seeing on the field will not be part of the rookie training camp coming up on Thursday and decided not to sign his deal with the San Diego Chargers for personal reasons. He may have looked at the logjam in San Diego at the receiver position and wondered why he chose to the Chargers.

Gardner was a junior college star that was having academic problems in juco and decided to declare for the draft instead of heading to college at Oklahoma because of his academic issues. He was a man among boys in juco, but his best chance making the squad would have been on the practice team.

So much for seeing the kid get a chance here. It looked like he had potential to be a contributor in the future. I still wouldn’t be surprised to see him catch on with someone else this offseason.

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