Chargers news: Bolts sign international standout, Quentin Johnston retires mom, Chargers rookie numbers

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The 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone as we head into the quieter part of the NFL calendar. There is still plenty of Chargers news for fans to digest in the coming weeks, though, as the team could end up making post-draft signings and will also see its 2023 schedule get released next week.

That could create a lot of Chargers news for fans to digest but in the meantime, our Chargers news roundup is moslty filled with post-draft fallout and the addition of a new international standout player.

Chargers news roundup:

  • The Chargers signed Nigeria's Basil Okoye as part of the NFL's International Pathway Program. Okoye has shown a lot of upside, winning MVP in the NFL Africa camp during the spring. Okoye has very limited experience playing football but under the right coaching, could be tapped into and become a member of the 53-man roster at some point in his career.
  • Chargers' first-round pick Quentin Johnston wasted no time in giving back to his mother after being selected with the 21st overall pick. Johnston said at his draft party that his mom was going to put in her two-week notice and that he didn't want her working another day in her life. Johnston's mom, Sherry, is an Army veteran.
  • Some of the uniform numbers for the Chargers' 2023 draft class have been revealed. Johnston will wear No. 1, Tuli Tuipulotu will wear No. 45, Daiyan Henley will wear No. 0, Derius Davis will wear No. 12, Jordan McFadden will wear No. 71 and Max Duggan will wear No. 8. New fan favorite Scott Matlock will wear No. 99

NFL news roundup:

  • The Atlanta Falcons signed edge rusher Bud Dupree to a one-year contract on Thursday. In two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Dupree has recorded seven sacks and eight tackles for loss. He has played in 22 games combined over the last two years.
  • The NFL Rookie of the Year odds have dropped with Atlanta's Bijan Robinson coming in as the favorite to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year. Johnston is tied for the eighth-best odds. Will Anderson has opened as the favorite for the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.