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Keeping Seyi Ajirotutu should be easy for Chargers

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The San Diego Chargers should be able to re-sign special teams ace Seyi Ajirotutu if they want to. 

The San Diego Chargers should find it easy to re-sign veteran receiver and core special teamer Seyi Ajirotutu. After leading the team with 19 special teams tackles, Ajirotutu earned special teams player of the year honors from the club. He will turn 28 this summer and after signing a 1-year $730,000 deal in 2014, the team could bring him back at relatively low cost.

To put his contract value into perspective, the Chargers signed special teams captain S Darrell Stuckey to a 4-year $7.8 million contract in early 2014. If the team is able to negotiate a short-term deal at or under the $950,000 annually, expect to have that deal completed in the coming weeks.

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While appearing in all 16 games in 2014, he caught just four passes for 45 yards. He got one start while Keenan Allen was inactive due to injury, but eventually lost snaps to fellow undrafted receiver Dontrelle Inman. Despite his lack of offensive success in 2014, he will continue to find his value as a special teams ace.

As a veteran who knows the offense, has great rapport with his quarterback, and possesses elite special teams skills, expect the Chargers to bring him back in 2015.

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