San Diego Chargers’ Rookie Ryan Mathews Still Not at Camp

July 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There have been four days since the San Diego Chargers have opened preseason camp and Ryan Mathews is still not reporting. San Diego and Mathews were still locked in negotiations as training camp began this week. Granted, it is not a full camp, as Monday marked the day that rookies and selected veterans started practicing.
The first full team squad practice begins Friday and Mathews' contract will probably not be signed by tomorrow.

The Fresno State running back was the 12th pick overall in the 2010 Draft and remains the Chargers' only draft pick left unsigned. While it is certainly nothing new for the Chargers to have their top draft pick in camp by the times rookies report, it is pretty nerve racking for San Diego as they are looking to start the Post-Tomlinson Era with Mathews making a large part of those blueprints. The anticipation for Chargers staff and fans alike is heavy.

"I like the young guys to be here," said head coach Norv Turner. "I'm anxious ...

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