Chargers sign Jammer to extension

Cornerback Quentin Jammer has agreed to a new five-year contract extension that will run through the 2012 season, the team announced today. His current contract was scheduled to expire following the 2007 season.

"Quentin is a major part of our defense," said General Manager A.J. Smith. "He gets better every year. It's exciting to know he will continue to be a Charger. He's a true pro. He works year-round and has a great work ethic. He's tough and physical. He's a terrific run supporter and cover guy. The best is yet to come for Jam."

Jammer (6-0, 204lbs.) has started every game for the Chargers since 2003. Last season, the former Texas Longhorn set career highs with 72 tackles and 19 passes defensed. He was the team's third-leading tackler in 2005.

"I'm grateful that Dean Spanos, A.J. Smith and Ed McGuire saw me as an integral part of this team and wanted to keep me here," Jammer said. "It's a huge relief. Ever since the Chargers drafted me, I've said that I want to play my whole career in San Diego. This contract will go a long way toward that, and I'm thankful."

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