Chargers sign Whitehurst, Smith

The San Diego Chargers have agreed to contract terms with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, the team's third-round choice in the 2006 NFL Draft, and kicker Kurt Smith, the team's second of two sixth-round picks. Both players have agreed to four-year contracts.

Whitehurst (6-4, 227) was the 81st overall selection in this year's draft. A three-year starter at Clemson, Whitehurst left the South Carolina campus as the Atlantic Coast Conference's third all-time leading passer.

Smith (6-0, 182) was selected 188th overall. He was utilized primarily as a kickoff specialist as a collegian at Virginia.

The Chargers have now agreed to terms with six of their eight picks from the 2006 NFL Draft. The only two players yet to agree to contracts are cornerback Antonio Cromartie (first-round) and tackle Marcus McNeill (second-round).

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