Page Signs for One

The San Diego Chargers wanted to strike a deal for more years with Solomon Page but instead settled on a one year deal with the veteran worth roughly one million. A deal between the two parties collapsed just before the Draft, but talks began anew when Page visited Green Bay and Carolina last week.

AJ Smith called the signing of Solomon Page a priority in recent days and they finally got their man. Page, at 6'4", 325-pounds, can play tackle and guard and it is likely he will vie for the starting job at guard.

He started 51 of a possible 64 games with the Dallas Cowboys. Page was originally drafted by the 'Boys in 1999. The Chargers were always considered the favorite for Page, as Page played for line coach Hudson Houck and they built a solid relationship.

The Bolts waited patiently for the right deal with Page and after the Draft stopped talks to see what they had in their pool of free agents. Unfortunately none of them proved they would be able to handle duties quickly enough prompting the Bolts to react to the offers Carolina was said to be putting together.

Injuries to the offensive line have become a fact of life in the NFL and the Chargers just got a elatively cheap insurance policy at the tackle position, and a guy who can start right now at guard.

In practice over the last few days it became evident help was needed as coaches bore down on their young talent. That help is now here.

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