SAN DIEGO – Safety
San Diego also signed defensive lineman Garrett Brown (one year) and college free agent cornerback Arthur Hobbs (three years) on Monday.
Taylor, expected to compete for the starting job at strong safety, and the 2012 draft class all reached agreements more than two months before the first training camp practice, unprecedented in recent history. Many credit the new rookie wage scale, a part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement reached prior to the 2011 season.
Brown spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs as a defensive tackle out of Minnesota in 2010.
Hobbs, a Division II All-American, played prep football at Mt. Miguel High School in San Diego and attended nearby Grossmont College before transferring to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Hobbs attended San Diego State’s pro day.
Both Brown and Hobbs participated in the Chargers’ rookie mini-camp without contracts.