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Chargers sign first-round pick CB Jason Verrett

By John Breech |

Jason Verrett could be a rookie starter in San Diego. (USATSI)
Jason Verrett could be a rookie starter in San Diego. (USATSI)

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The San Diego Chargers 2014 draft class is officially under contract. First-round pick Jason Verrett signed his deal on Thursday, becoming the final member of the Chargers six-player draft class to sign his contract.

The 25th overall pick signed a four-year deal with a team-option for a fifth year. Exact terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, but under the rookie slotting system, Verrett's fully-guaranteed contract should be worth about $7.89 million, which would include a $4.06 million signing bonus.

Verrett should be able to contribute right away for a Chargers pass defense that ranked 28th overall in the NFL last season. The former Texas Christian defensive back was a second-team All-American in 2013 and named the Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Due to the holes in the Chargers secondary, senior writer Pete Prisco gave the Verrett pick a B+, saying Verrett will 'fill a big need' for the team.

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