Wide receiver Josh Palmer is officially a Charger.
Palmer, the team’s third-round pick, signed his rookie contract on Friday. The wideout out of Tennessee was the No. 77 overall selection, and the first of two players chosen by Los Angeles.
With Palmer signing, seven of the the Bolts’ nine picks have now officially signed with the team. First-round pick Rashawn Slater and the other third rounder Tre’ McKitty are the only ones who have yet to sign.
Slater joins quarterbacks Zach Wilson and Trey Lance is the only first rounders who remain unsigned.
Slater not being signed yet may draw some concern, but when considering the Chargers didn’t sign last year’s first rounder Justin Herbert until July 26, there’s should not be anything to overthink.
I expect both Slater and McKitty to ink their rookie deals sooner than later. Even if it isn’t prior to the start of training camp this week, expect them to still be in attendance based on the fact that they both attended minicamp and OTAs.