Following a second-half of the season that featured plenty of workouts, a veteran receiver has finally found a home. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter), the Chargers have signed Austin Pettis. Michael Gehlken clarifies on Twitter that the deal is a futures-reserve contract.
The former third-rounder had the best season of his career in 2013, catching 38 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns. In spite of the production, Pettis still reworked his contract with the Rams in September, practically cutting his salary in half. The fourth-year player made five appearances this season, catching 12 passes for 118 yards and a score.
He was released by St.Louis in late October, and he proceeded to work out for a variety of teams, including workouts with the Seahawks, 49ers and Panthers. He auditioned for San Diego in late December.