After a double dose of offensive linemen on day two of the NFL Draft, the Bolts got a jolt of new talent in the secondary on Saturday.
After picking up a trio of offensive players over the first three rounds, the Los Angeles Chargers jersey authentic kicked off day three of the draft by bolstering the defensive side of the ball.
With the 113th overall pick, the Bolts selected Miami safety Rayshawn Jenkins.
Immediately after Rayshawn Jenkins got the call he was going to be a Los Angeles Charger, his phone buzzed from a very special person.
“It was great for us to get them,” Verrett said. “When we drafted Rayshawn Jenkins from Miami, I texted Denzel (Perryman) quick and asked what he thought about him. Denzel said he was a dog, so it was nice to get that addition there and add more depth. With Desmond King from Iowa, I actually knew of him because he won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2015. I thought that was a great pick as a guy who can come in and help us out in that nickel position.”
Shortly after the Chargers took him in the fourth round, safety Rayshawn Jenkins called Chargers.com to give hMax Tuerkis first interview as a member of the Bolts.
“I knew that if anything got by me, Rayshawn would be back there to clean it up. If it was a deep ball, you better get ready for the show. The Chargers are getting another hitter and another ball-hawk. He’s another Miami guy, I’ll put it that way. Just watch out.”
Since Perryman has been in the league, he said the pair has kept in touch. Mainly, the communication picked up as of late when Perryman knew Jenkins declared for the draft. At the time, number 52 shared some sage advice with the incoming rookie.
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In San Diego, six women a day are told they have breast cancer and for some Chargers, they’ve experienced the disease first-hand.
Safety Jahleel Addae, free safety Eric Weddle and wide receiver Jacoby Jones’ lives have all been personally impacted by breast cancer. Although their loved ones are all in remission, they said seeing those closest to them go through such an excruciating period in their lives was hard.
“You get to enjoy Christmas with your family which will be awesome, but right now the focus is just to play this game at a high level and make sure we get a victory because that will make the holiday even better,” Floyd said.
“It’s better when you win so hopefully we can be on the right side of it,” Eric Weddle added. “It’ll be nice to be home for Christmas because we haven’t had that many times. It’s nice to get the weekend off and get to spend time with our kids, have some fun there and get away from football.”
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We talked with Chargers free safety Eric Weddle to find out what he listens to before each game. Music is a big part of Weddle’s pregame ritual and he finds his music is what really gets him focused and in the zone.
Half of the Final Four is now set as Branden Oliver’s 50-yard catch and run easily defeated Eric Weddle’s huge hit to set up a battle against Antonio Gates’ one-handed hat-trick against the Seattle Seahawks.
Now, a pair of pivotal defensive plays face off for the right to reach the semifinals. So which will it be; the second-seeded Jason Verrett game winning interception in Oakland or the seventh-seeded Andrew Gachkar scoop and score vs. the Rams?
One year later, Max Tuerk looks to follow in their footsteps. His goal following what amounted to a red-shirt rookie year is to lock down a starting center or guard position when the Bolts kick off the season on Monday Night Football in Denver.