The Chargers added new blood on the first official day of free agency, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract with veteran tight end Virgil Green.
A seven-year veteran who has spent his entire career with the Denver Broncos, the 6-5, 255-pound Green is primarily known for his blocking prowess. Overall, the 29-year old has hauled in 71 passes for 807 yards and four touchdowns in 100 career games. Green's most productive season came in 2016, when he set career-highs in receptions (22) and yards (237). The tight end started all 16 games a year ago in Denver, catching 14 passes for 191 yards and one TD.
Green was originally a seventh-round draft pick (204th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Nevada. In addition to accomplishments on the field, he was an active member of the community in Denver. He was named the 2015 Broncos Community Ambassador Award winner and the Denver Broncos Community Champion Award winner in 2014. Green was also selected as the Broncos' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2016.