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Chargers ink restricted free agents Dzubnar, Davis to new contracts

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: John Johnson III #43 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: John Johnson III #43 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the preseason game between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)
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Prior to the frenzy of the free-agent market opening, the Los Angeles Chargers have put pen to paper with two players who were restricted free agents.

Nick Dzubnar and Geremy Davis agreed to new deals, according to Ricky Henne of the team’s offical website. Dzubnar signed a two-year contract while Davis agreed to a one-year deal.

As restricted free agents, the Chargers would have had the right to match any offer either Dzubnar or Davis received but by signing them on Monday, that won’t be an issue.

Of course, neither player likely would have garnered huge interest from other teams as both are role players, but the Chargers see each guy as part of their future.

Dzubnar is one of the better special teams players in the league. In fact, he was the NFL’s leading tackler on special teams last season. He can also offer something as a rotational linebacker, gaining more experience each year.

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Born in Anaheim, Dzubnar played at Cal Poly before going undrafted in 2015. He made the 53-man roster as a rookie and has stuck with the team since.

The Chargers clearly see something in Davis, they are just so deep at receiver that they haven’t needed to call his number. After being cut by the New York Giants in 2016, the Chargers claimed him off waivers. Though he has just two career receptions, he’ll get a chance to be part of the Chargers’ receiving corps again next season.

While the Chargers don’t figure to be extremely active on the free-agent market, you never know what will happen, especially with all of the trades that have been made between teams lately. Keep checking here at Bolt Beat as we track all of the free-agent action!

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