Chargers sign undrafted free agent

Undrafted free agency can be as exciting as the real NFL Draft. And the San Diego Chargers have often found gold with such selections. With competition for their services at an all time high, the Bolts quickly struck with one undrafted talent.

After adding Jimmy Martin in the seventh round, the Chargers went back to the well that is Virginia Tech to land his battery mate Jason Murphy, an offensive guard.

Murphy, a 6-foot-2, 305-pounder, quickly reunited with Martin in San Diego.

A big, strong lineman with a physical style of play and quick footwork, he switched from defensive tackle following his freshman year to offensive guard. And he flourished, earning All-ACC honors following his final season in 2005.

The Chargers have found success with converted defensive linemen, preferring the aggressive nature they possess from playing on the defensive side of the ball.

Honored by his teammates as the hardest worker and most team-oriented, Murphy fits the bill for the type of character players that the Chargers adore.

The hope is his leadership ability turns into success on the field.

We will continue to monitor undrafted additions and will have an exclusive with Jason Murphy over the next few days.

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