Darrell Stuckey Agrees on Multi-Year Deal


The San Diego Chargers and Darrell Stuckey have agreed on a new multi-year deal, per Ricky Henne. Stuckey is the team’s special teams ace and he provides some depth at safety for the team’s secondary.

It is a good move for the Chargers to keep their players and keep some consistency on the roster. Stuckey may get more opportunities to play on defense in the coming season with different players settling into their roles on the roster. Marcus Gilchrist is used more in the slot and at the nickel and Jahleel Addae has settled in as the strong safety. Stuckey was getting more action during dime packages.

Stuckey also was a special teams captain and was one of the best on the roster at getting down the field and making a play. It is good to keep that around on the roster.

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  • afroamongfew

    Stuckey’s twitter post implies that it’s a four year deal, but as with the Butler deal it could be way more complex than that.

    • boltingindiego

      i doubt its more complex since hes a rotational safety and st ace unlike butler who is a starter on d.

  • Trey P

    Stuckey a Washington Highschool Wyandotte county kansas city,ks product!!My hometown chea!!

  • tubbs45
    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      this image is hilarious!!

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    This deal would not have happened w AJ…good signing the Special Teams Ace

    • Stefanie Smith

      It’s refreshing to see this happening. And you are right. Stuckey would be cut loose if AJ were still around.

      TT is working and trying. He and the new crew (even the Spanos family) are slowly changing the image of the Chargers from what it was.

    • BOLTS15

      In all fairness ego AJ Smith did keep Kassim Osgood in 2005 after his third season just the same as TT is doing with Stuckey right now. Osgood lasted til 09 and was let go because he wanted more WR reps from what I remember.

      • Stefanie Smith

        As a whole, AJ Smith and the Chargers were known for a training camp for players and were becoming known for letting players walk. The high caliber players we let go are too numerous to name. AJ may have tried in the beginning, but in his later years with the Chargers, he was known for being mean spirited, not friendly, and down right antagonistic toward the players.

        • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

          Completely different atmosphere now and I’m glad!!!

        • BOLTS15

          No argument from me there. The selective choir boy only hard line stance he took with many of our better players was the reason for the depletion of our roster depth.

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            What blew me away was exactly that & the fact that Dean didn’t do a thing to put him in check…til he fired him

          • BOLTS15

            Spanos took a hands off approach in allowing the GM to pretty much have full autonomy. i think it was a good thing given he knows his short coming in football operations knowledge. Lord knows we don’t need an Al Davis or Jerry Jones, meddling type owner. LOL

          • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

            Right, but when the ship started sinking, to let it continue was sad..it’s going good now, so let’s see what more TT brings to the Chargers

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        I do remember Kasim wanting to be a WR… That’s why I didn’t mention him… I’m just happy with the direction TT is going… Was never a fan of AJ even when the goings were good under him…

        • Stefanie Smith

          What’s interesting is the Spanos family is coming out of their shell also. I think this is a by product of TT and McCoy. You know the saying. You take on the personality of those that surround you. Now Spanos is becoming more friendly also.

          You might say, “Friendly? I don’t care about that. What does that have to do with football.?”. We want to be the opposite of Cleveland or some team where no one wants to go. When we need an FA, they will want to come here and we won’t be paying a premium.

          Towards the end, I think AJ and maybe even the Spanos family and Norv, were giving the Chargers a bad reputation. Not any more!

  • Julien Bélair

    ST is important it is good to have him back

    • Gunnar Martin

      Most underrated phase of the game. Much easier to keep special teams intact with him around. Smart move by TT.

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    Good to see smart moves continually made by Chargers staff. Special Teams Ace locked in! BOLTASTIC!

  • Alex Pitrofsky

    We all know what bad Special Teams looks like, and it’s very frustrating. I really like Telesco, I think what he’s doing is great.

  • blu3ny3llow

    Its a good move by TT..but gotta give props to Stuckey for staying..I’m sure someone would have signed him and gave him a shot as a starter….glad he’s a charger

  • Sergio Quintero

    He’s pretty close to a fantastic special teams player, and he was really contributing as a Safety, I remember he made the key breakup of a long pass to A.J. Green in the playoffs. Smart organizations keep their own for their 2nd contract.

    Packers get it done expensively for Shields at 4 years 39 million, but CB’s that can match up with no.1 WR’s probably is the going rate.

    • arnie

      I like Shields too, just not “that” much. This seems more like Weddle deal. They had a good player but no other options, so they had to throw the house at him.