The Los Angeles Chargers signed safety Derwin James to a four-year, $12.39 million contract, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
James, who was the Chargers' first-round pick (No. 17 overall) out of Florida State in the NFL Draft in April, reportedly will receive a $7.1-million signing bonus.
Some draft observers considered James a steal for the Chargers at No. 17, as many mock drafts had him possibly going in the top 10.
James has lined up primarily at strong safety in organized team activities, "but the Chargers plan to add more to his plate as the offseason moves along," according to the team's official website.
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