Castillo Signs 7-Year Deal; Cason Gets Final Offer

The San Diego Chargers today announced that they have resigned Defensive End Luis Castillo to a new seven year contract (good through 2014). Castillo’s deal is worth up to $43 million dollars, placing him among the NFL’s highest paid defensive linemen.
“Three years ago, all I looked for was an opportunity; a chance to come into this league and play and prove the kind of player I was and the kind of things I can do on that football field. Standing here three years later, committed to San Diego for seven more: it’s an unbelievable feeling. I love this town, I love the fans here. I love this team.” – Luis Castillo

Credit AJ Smith for taking a chance on Castillo. There were question marks surrounding Luis, but Smith trusted his instincts and it’s paid off:
“Since his arrival, Luis has been played a huge role in the success we’ve had as a defense. He’s an ascending player who is committed to getting better. We’re thrilled that he’ll be a Charger for years to come.” – AJ Smith

On another note, the Chargers have apparently extended their final offer towards rookie Antoine Cason. Cason is the only rookie who remains unsigned at this point, but the good news is that the two sides are not very far off in terms of money.

“Antoine and his agent, Ron Slavin, are viewing our offer. When they call us and say they like it, they will be in. If they don't like it, they will stay away. They are both making a big business decision right now. Talks have been great; (the) relationship is great. I hope things work out. If not, we will be disappointed and move on.” – AJ Smith

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DaMonster said... Jul 22, 2008, 8:35:00 PM

Castillo is one of the best 3-4 ends in the NFL, and if he can manage to stay healthy, he'd be a Pro Bowler!

WallY68 said... Jul 31, 2008, 10:02:00 PM

Castillo is good but his counterpart Igor is too. He never gets the respect he deserves.

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