Jason Ivester

Chargers sign TE Hunter Henry

The second-round draft pick makes it official.

The Chargers made it official with Hunter Henry today, signing the tight end to a four-year contract. 

Henry, a second-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, was the 35th overall selection out of Arkansas. At 6-5, 250-pounds, the pass-catching tight end did not drop a single pass last season (51 receptions, 739 yards in 13 games played). In his three-year career with the Razorbacks, Henry caught 116 passes for 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns, becoming one of just eight tight ends in SEC history to reach the triple-digit mark in receptions. He totaled four 100-yard receiving games and holds an 80-percent conversion rate (first downs or touchdowns) on career receptions.

The 21-year-old was a first-team All-American in 2015 and the second Razorback to win the John Mackey award, given to the most outstanding tight end in college football.

"For us, he was a first round talent," Telesco said during the draft.

Just two of the Chargers' eight draft picks remain unsigned: Defensive end Joey Bosa (first round) and center Max Tuerk (third round).


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