“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
Read: Castillo signs new seven-year contract
Read: Cason gets final offer on contract
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