SATURDAY, 10:00am: The Chargers announced the deal via their website.
THURSDAY, 1:44pm: The Chargers have signed third-round pick Max Tuerk, reports Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter link). With Tuerk signed, first-round defensive end Joey Bosa – the No. 3 overall selection – is now the only member of the Chargers’ eight-player draft class who hasn’t put pen to paper on a rookie contract.
The 66th overall pick, Tuerk was a standout at nearby USC, where he played guard, tackle and center and totaled 38 starts. A season-ending knee injury concluded Tuerk’s career with the Trojans five games into his senior campaign in 2015, but he should be ready to go for his first year in the NFL. As Roster Resource shows, Tuerk joins a center group that includes free agent pickup Matt Slauson, Chris Watt and Trevor Robinson.
Bosa, meanwhile, is one of only three first-rounders without a deal. As of late June, the ex-Ohio State star and the Chargers were at loggerheads over the offset language in his contract.